Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Accipitriformesbirds of prey.

Etymologies

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Accipiter +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The reserve hosts some 85 species of palaearctic passage and overwintering migrants, particularly herons Ardeidae, birds of prey Accipitridae and Falconidae, waders Charadriidae, thrushes Turdidae and warblers Sylviidae.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Guinea-fowl (Numididae), bustards (Otididae), hornbills (Bucerotidae) and francolins Francolinus sp. are found throughout the park, and raptors such as vultures (Accipitridae), fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus, and Gobar goshawk Melieraz gabar are also common.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • Phylogeny of eagles, Old World vultures, and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • As hinted at in the previous paragraph, morphological and DNA-based phylogenies of Accipitridae tend to agree that one of the most basal clades in the group is that which includes Old World vultures and honey buzzards.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • An exploratory phylogenetic analysis of the genera of the Accipitridae, with notes on the biogeography of the family.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Secondly, Polyboroides is interesting for being one of the most basal members of Accipitridae (the hawk-eagle-Old World vulture family).

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The region is a place of arrival of many migratory birds, especially Thraupidae, Parulidae and Accipitridae.

    Magdalena Valley dry forests

  • Vulture: large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.

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  • More generally (especially in North America) to mean falcons or small to medium-sized members of the Accipitridae the family which includes the "true hawks"

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  • Lerner HRL, Mindell DP (2005) Phylogeny of eagles, Old World vultures, and other Accipitridae based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.

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