This family of birds includes the falcons and caracaras. Internet users will encounter some confusion regarding the taxonomy of the caracaras. According to ITIS the genus name Caracara has replaced the older name Polyborus. However, a variety of scientific names appear on websites.
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Provides an image, range maps, and facts about this bird's diet and habitat.
Aplomado Falcon
Several photographs and information on this species including its size, habitat, diet, reproduction and how it got its name.
Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)
Photos plus data about this falcon's habitat and diet.
Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis)
Species account includes data on physical traits, food habits, behavior, and scientific classification.
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)
Description and photos of this large bird that occurs from Texas and Arizona to tropical Central America.
Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Image of this bird taken in Argentina.
Crested Caracara (Polyborus plancus or Caracara cheriway)
Description, photos, habitat, range maps, and other information from the Peregrine Fund.
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Photograph of this species, hovering in flight.
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)
Identification tips, photo, range map, and taxonomy chart.
Karearea, The New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae)
Describes the breeding and hunting habits of this bird. Includes a photo and an illustration.
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
Photographs and sightings from the Internet Bird Collection.
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Facts about this bird's range, natural history, and conservation status. Includes references.
Mauritian Kestrel (Falco punctatus)
Photo, geographic range, characteristics, food habits, reproduction, behavior, habitat, and conservation status.
Mauritius Kestrel
Several photographs of this species and information including its size, habitat, diet, reproduction and how it got its name.
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Photo, habitat, diet, physical characteristics, and range maps.
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Photo and facts about this bird's habitat, nesting and feeding habits and range in the US.
Peregrine Falcon
Photo documentation and observations of peregrine falcons re-inhabiting historic California coastal eyries after 50 years by field naturalist, Will Sooter.
Peregrine Falcon
Several photographs and information on this species including its size, habitat, diet, reproduction and how it got its name.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrines, the worlds swiftest birds, are endangered everywhere in Canada and in most places in the United States.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Photo, range maps, and facts about this bird's habitat and diet.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Research project by Jonathan Lauterbach on this raptor including its classification, habitat, reproduction, adaptations, nutrition and interactions with other species.
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)
Identification tips, life history, photos, range maps, and taxonomy chart.
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)
Fact sheet includes the habitat, physical traits, and range of this bird.
Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis)
Photographs, videos and sightings from the Internet Bird Collection.
Striated Caracara (Phalcoboenus australis)
Photos of this bird, also called Forster's Caracara, from Sea Lion Island in the Falklands.
Teita Falcon
Several photographs of this species and information including its size, habitat, diet, reproduction and how it got its name.
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