List of Birds of Ontario - Caracaras and Falcons

Caracaras and Falcons

Order: Falconiformes. Family: Falconidae

Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey, notably the falcons and caracaras. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet.

  • Northern Caracara, Caracara cheriway (A)
  • American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
  • Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
  • Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus (A)

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