Falconidae

plural noun
Fal·​con·​i·​dae | \ falˈkänəˌdē, fȯl-, -kōn- \

Definition of Falconidae

: a family of diurnal birds of prey now usually restricted to the long-winged swift-flying falcons and the caracaras but formerly including most hawks, eagles, buzzards, Old World vultures, and related forms — compare accipitridae

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History and Etymology for Falconidae

New Latin, from Falcon-, Falco, type genus + -idae

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“Falconidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falconidae. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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