Family: Falconiformes
(Vultures, Osprey, Hawks and Falcons)

*Cathartidae species are now officially considered Ciconiiformes according to the AOU Checklist, 1998, 7th Ed.. In other words, New World vultures have been genetically found to be related to storks and not hawks in DNA research on convergent evolution.

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