Bird Families of the World

Booted Eagle

From Wikipedia

The Accipitridae are a diverse family with a great deal of variation in size and shape. They range in size from the tiny pearl kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii) and little sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus), both of which are 23 cm in length and weigh about 85 g, to the cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus), which measures up to 120 cm and weighs up to 14 kg. Wingspan can vary from 39 cm in the little sparrowhawk to more than 300 cm in the cinereous and Himalayan vultures (Gyps himalayensis).
Accipitrids are predominantly predators and most species actively hunt for their prey.

I have split the birds photographed in its Genus where it belongs if there are at least 2 photographs. The genera with only 1 photograph are combined for now in Various

There are around 257 different species in this group (divided into 14 Subfamilies) of which I have photographed so far 99 different ones. In case of differences between male and female birds I have added both if available

Below you will find the genus in alphabetic order.

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Updated 08/01/2020

 

Genus Accipiter Hawks. Accipiter is a genus of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae. With 51 recognized species it is the most diverse genus in its family. Most species are called goshawks or sparrowhawks, although almost all New World species (excepting the northern goshawk) are simply known as hawks. The genus contains 51 species

 

Genus Aquila Eagles. Aquila is the genus of true eagles. The genus name is Latin for "eagle", possibly derived from aquilus, "dark in color". Eagles are not a natural group but denote essentially any bird of prey large enough to hunt sizeable vertebrate prey. The genus contains 11 species

 

Genus Butastur Buzzards. Butastur is a genus of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae. The genus contains 4 species

 

Genus Buteo Buzzards. Buteo is a genus of medium to fairly large, wide-ranging raptors with a robust body and broad wings. In the Old World, members of this genus are called "buzzards", but "hawk" is used in North America. The genus contains 29 species

 

Genus Buteogallus Hawks. All members of this genus are essentially neotropical, but the distribution of a single species extends slightly into the extreme southwestern United States. Many of the species are fond of large crustaceans and even patrol long stretches of shore or riverbank on foot where such prey abounds, but some have a rather different lifestyle. The genus contains 10 species

 

Genus Circaetus Snake Eagles. Circaetus is a genus of medium-sized eagles in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.
These are mainly resident African species. Circaetus eagles have a rounded head and broad wings. They prey on reptiles, mainly snakes, but also take lizards and occasionally small mammals. The genus contains 7 species

 

Genus Circus Harriers. Harriers characteristically hunt by flying low over open ground, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, or birds. The genus contains 16 species

 

Genus Geranoaetus. Geranoaetus is a genus of birds of prey in the Accipitridae family. The genus contains 3 species

 

Genus Haliaeetus. Sea Eagles The genus contains 10 species

 

Genus Hieraaetus. The genus Hieraaetus, sometimes known as hawk-eagles. They are medium-sized birds of prey inhabiting Europe, Asia, Africa, New Guinea, and Australia. The genus contains 5 species

 

Genus Melierax. Goshawks. The genus contains 3 species

 

Genus Milvus Kites. Milvus is a genus of medium-sized birds of prey. The genus contains 3 species

 

Genus Nisaetus Hawk Eagles. Nisaetus is a genus of eagles found mainly in tropical Asia. They are slender-bodied, medium-sized hawk-eagles with rounded wings, long feathered legs, barred wings, crests and usually adapted to forest habitats. The genus contains 10 species

 

Genus Pernis. Honey Buzzards. The genus contains 4 species

 

Genus Polyboroides. This genus has two recognized species found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. The two species are allopatric and restricted to the Afrotropic ecozone. They are generally known as harrier-hawks. The genus contains 2 species

 

Genus Spilornis. Adults all have dark crowns, and bright yellow eyes and cere. These medium-sized raptors are found in forests of southern Asia and are known as serpent-eagles. The genus contains 6 species

 

Genus Various. All birds of this family with only one species photographed in a certain Genus

 

Genus Various - Eagles. All Eagles with only one bird photographed in a certain Genus

 

Genus Various - Hawks. All Hawks with only one bird photographed in a certain Genus

 

Genus Various - Kites. All Kites with only one bird photographed in a certain Genus

 

Genus Various - Vultures. Genus Gypohierax, Gypaetus, Neophron, Necrosyrtes, Gyps, Sarcogyps, Trigonoceps, Aegypius, Torgos combined. The genera contain 15 species