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Local animals in this group:

diurnal birds of prey


Diurnal birds of prey are raptors that hunt in the daytime. They can be found around the world, totaling 285 species. These carnivorous birds have curved, hooked bills. In addition to hawks, eagles, and falcons , this group includes vultures .

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