Circaetinae

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Snake-eagles
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Circaetus gallicus


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

Circaetinae is a bird of prey subfamily which consists of a group of medium to large broad-winged species. These are the snake-eagles, which specialise in feeding on snakes and other reptiles. They are restricted to warmer parts of the Old World.

They have 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.

Species

  • ORDER FALCONIFORMES
  • Family Accipitridae
    • Subfamily Elaninae
    • Subfamily Milvinae
    • Subfamily Accipitrinae
    • Subfamily Buteoninae
    • Subfamily Aegypiinae: Old World vultures
    • Subfamily Circinae: harriers
    • Subfamily Circaetinae: snake-eagles
      • Bateleur, Terathopius ecaudatus
      • Short-toed Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
      • Black-chested Snake-eagle, Circaetus pectoralis
      • Brown Snake-eagle, Circaetus cinereus
      • Fasciated Snake-eagle, Circaetus fasciolatus
      • Banded Snake-eagle, Circaetus cinerascens
      • Crested Serpent-eagle, Spilornis cheela
      • Nicobar Serpent-eagle, Spilornis minimus
      • Mountain Serpent-eagle,Spilornis kinabaluensis
      • Sulawesi Serpent-eagle, Spilornis rufipectus
      • Philippine Serpent-eagle, Spilornis holospilus
      • Andaman Serpent-eagle, Spilornis elginide:Schlangenadler (Unterfamilie)

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