Falconidae

The falcons and caracaras are around 60 species of diurnal birds of prey that make up the family Falconidae. The family is divided into three subfamilies, Herpetotherinae, which includes the laughing falcon and forest falcons, Polyborinae, which includes the caracaras, Spiziapteryx and Falconinae, the falcons and kestrels (Falco) and falconets (Microhierax).


The falcons and caracaras are around 60 species of diurnal birds of prey that make up the family Falconidae. The family is divided into three subfamilies, Herpetotherinae, which includes the laughing falcon and forest falcons, Polyborinae, which includes the caracaras, Spiziapteryx and Falconinae, the falcons and kestrels (Falco) and falconets (Microhierax).
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