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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae

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Family Accipitridae

Bald Eagle
Bateleur Eagle
Lappet-faced Vulture
Ruppell's Griffon

The family Accipitridae consists of 217 different species of hawks, eagles and Old World vultures. All are meat-eaters, but the vultures scavenge animals that are already dead, while the hawks and eagles use their keen eyesight to spot their preyWhat does prey mean? from high in the sky. Some members of this family have bold colors, but most are shades of brown and black mixed with white.
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1. Bald Eagle
2. Bateleur Eagle
3. Ruppell's Griffon
4. Lappet-faced Vulture
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