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... boobies, tropic birds, cormorants, frigate birds) 22 Anseriformes (screamers,
waterfowl) 27 Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, ibis, spoonbills, flamingos) 36
Falconiformes (falcons, hawks, vultures, and allies) 40 Galliformes (grouse,
... perhaps most striking, in the auditory specialization of the harriers and the
forest falcons. CLASSIFICATION No entirely satisfactory system of classification
of the order Falconiformes has been agreed upon. Two rather different systems
ORDER: FALCONIFORMES Suborder Cathartae (New World vultures) Nearctic
to Neotropical. Seven existing species; fossils dating back perhaps to Eocene.
tSuperfiunUy Neocathartoidea One family, Neocathartidae. Fossil Nearctic ...
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