Birds – Kites, Buzzards, Eagles, Hawks, And Allies

The Kites, Buzzards, Eagles, Harriers, Hawks, and their allies, comprise the second of the two families (the Buteonidae) into which the Accipitres are divided, and are disposed in some thirteen so-called subfamilies, the limits of which, however, are not sharp in all cases. The technical characters of the Buteonidae have been given on page 212, and we may proceed to a review of the various groups, which are perhaps best ranked as subfamilies. Most of them are large birds, among them the largest of the whole group, and while there is hardly one without certain points of popular interest, lack of space will prevent the full description of more than representative members.