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


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Order Falconiformes


Eagles, Hawks & Old World Vultures (4)
Secretary Bird (1)


The raptors (birds of preyWhat does prey mean?) consist of 286 highly diverse species. All are meat-eaters, equipped with excellent vision for finding food and strong legs and feet for catching and killing their prey. Most have hooked beaks and sharp claws on their feet. Most catch live prey, although some are scavengersWhat does scavengers mean?, like the vultures. Raptors can be found throughout the world, except for Antarctica.
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1. Bald Eagle
2. Bateleur Eagle
3. Ruppell's Griffon
4. Lappet-faced Vulture
5. Secretary Bird
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