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hawks and eagles


There are approximately 220 species of hawks and eagles found around the world. Like other birds of prey, they are carnivorous and have curved, hooked bills. They also have strong feet and claws. This family also includes kites , which are elegant long-tailed hunters, and Old World vultures . The bald eagle is probably the most famous member of this group.

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