Buteoninae

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Buteonidae
Closeup view of an Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle showing the hooked beak.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Subfamily:Buteoninae
Genera

22 genera. See text for list.

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 typical eagles.

Species

lt:Suopiai

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