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Common Buzzard
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Buteoninae
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Buteoninae is a bird of prey subfamily which consists of medium to large broad-winged species.

They have large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight to enable them to spot potential prey from a distance.

This subfamily contains the buzzards and true eagles.



  • Genus Geranoaetus
    • Black-chested Buzzard-eagle, Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Genus Buteo
    • Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo
      Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
      Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus
      Rough-legged Buzzard, Buteo lagopus
      Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis
      Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
      Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
      Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
      Roadside Hawk, Buteo magnirostris
      Ridgway's Hawk, Buteo ridgwayi
      White-rumped Hawk, Buteo leucorrhous
      Short-tailed Hawk, Buteo brachyurus
      White-throated Hawk, Buteo albigula
      White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
      Galápagos Hawk, Buteo galapagoensis
      Red-backed Hawk, Buteo polyosoma
      Puna Hawk, Buteo poecilochrous
      Gray Hawk, Buteo nitidus
      Zone-tailed Hawk, Buteo albonotatus
      Hawaiian Hawk, Buteo solitarius
      Rufous-tailed Hawk, Buteo ventralis
      Mountain Buzzard, Buteo oreophilus
      Madagascar Buzzard, Buteo brachypterus
      Upland Buzzard, Buteo hemilasius
      Red-necked Buzzard, Buteo auguralis
      Augur Buzzard, Buteo augur
      Archer's Buzzard, Buteo archeri
      Jackal Buzzard, Buteo rufofuscus
  • Genus Parabuteo
    • Harris' Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus
  • Genus Buteogallus
    • Common Black Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus
      Mangrove Black Hawk, Buteogallus subtilis
      Great Black Hawk, Buteogallus urubitinga
      Rufous crab Hawk, Buteogallus aequinoctialis
      Savanna Hawk, Buteogallus meridionalis
  • Genus Busarellus
    • Black-collared Hawk, Busarellus nigricollis
  • Genus Leucopternis
    • Plumbeous Hawk, Leucopternis plumbea
      Slate-coloured Hawk, Leucopternis schistacea
      Barred Hawk, Leucopternis princeps
      Black-faced Hawk, Leucopternis melanops
      White-browed Hawk, Leucopternis kuhli
      White-necked Hawk, Leucopternis lacernulata
      Semiplumbeous Hawk, Leucopternis semiplumbea
      White Hawk, Leucopternis albicollis
      Grey-backed Hawk, Leucopternis occidentalis
      Mantled Hawk, Leucopternis polionota
  • Genus Kaupifalco
    • Lizard Buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus
  • Genus Butastur
    • Grasshopper Buzzard, Butastur rufipennis
      White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa
      Rufous-winged Buzzard, Butastur liventer
      Grey-faced Buzzard, Butastur indicus
  • Genus Harpyhaliaetus
    • Crowned Solitary Eagle, Harpyhaliaetus coronatus
      Solitary Eagle, Harpyhaliaetus solitarius
  • Genus Morphnus
    • Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis
  • Genus Harpia
    • Harpy Eagle, Harpia harpyja
  • Genus Pithecophaga
    • Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi
  • Genus Harpyopsis
    • New Guinea Eagle, Harpyopsis novaeguineae
  • Genus Oroaetus
    • Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Oroaetus isidori
  • Genus Spizastur
    • Black-and-white Hawk-eagle, Spizastur melanoleucus
  • Genus Spizaetus
    • Cassin's Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus africanus
      Changeable Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus
      Mountain Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus nipalensis
      Blyth's Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus alboniger
      Javan Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus bartelsi
      Sulawesi Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus lanceolatus
      Philippine Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus philippensis
      Wallace's Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus nanus
      Black Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus tyrannus
      Ornate Hawk-eagle, Spizaetus ornatus
  • Genus Lophaetus
    • Long-crested Eagle, Lophaetus occipitalis - possibly belongs into Ictinaetus
  • Genus Stephanoaetus
    • Crowned Hawk-eagle, Stephanoaetus coronatus
  • Genus Polemaetus
    • Martial Eagle, Polemaetus bellicosus
  • Genus Hieraaetus
    • Little Eagle, Hieraaetus morphnoides
      Ayres' Hawk-eagle, Hieraaetus ayresii
      Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle, Hieraaetus kienerii
  • Genus Aquila
    • Bonelli's Eagle, Aquila fasciata - formerly Hieraaetus fasciatus
      Booted Eagle, Aquila pennata - formerly Hieraaetus pennatus
      African Hawk-eagle, Aquila spilogastra - formerly Hieraaetus spilogaster
      Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
      Eastern Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca
      Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti
      Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis
      Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax
      Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga - to be moved to Lophaetus or Ictinaetus
      Lesser Spotted Eagle, Aquila pomarina - to be moved to Lophaetus or Ictinaetus
      Verreaux's Eagle, Aquila verreauxii
      Gurney's Eagle, Aquila gurneyi
      Wahlberg's Eagle, Aquila wahlbergi
      Wedge-tailed Eagle, Aquila audax
  • Genus Ictinaetus
    • Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis
  • Genus Haliaeetus
    • White-tailed Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla
      Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
      Steller's Sea-eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus
      African Fish-eagle, Haliaeetus vocifer
      White-bellied Sea-eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster
      Sanford's Fish-eagle, Haliaeetus sanfordi
      Madagascar Fish-eagle, Haliaeetus vociferoides
      Pallas' Sea-eagle, Haliaeetus leucoryphus
  • Genus Ichthyophaga
    • Lesser Fish-eagle, Ichthyophaga humilis
      Grey-headed Fish-eagle, Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

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| Chordeilinae
| Drongo
| Euphoniinae
| Fantail
| Ground-hornbill
| Mancallinae
| Merginae
| Monarchinae
| Palaeeudyptinae
| Phaethornithinae
| Pseudochelidoninae
| Rhipidurinae
| Saxicolinae
| Tadorninae
| Vanellinae
| Woodcreeper

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