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Buteoninae
American Golden Eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos canadensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes (or Accipitriformes, q.v.)
Family: Accipitridae
Subfamily: Buteoninae
Genera

About 2 dozen, see article

Buteoninae is a bird of prey subfamily which consists of medium to large broad-winged species.

They have large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs and powerful talons. They also have extremely keen eyesight to enable them to spot potential prey from a distance.

This subfamily contains the buzzards, true eagles and sea eagles.

Systematics

SUBFAMILY BUTEONINAE

  • Genus Buteo - buteonine hawks (North America) or buzzards (Europe): nearly 30 species (probably paraphyletic, might include Leucopternis in part and Parabuteo)
  • Genus Buteogallus - crab-hawks: 5 species (probably paraphyletic, might include Leucopternis in part and Harpyhaliaetus)
  • Genus Harpia - American Harpy Eagle
  • Genus Spizaetus - Crested hawk-eagles: c.4 species
  • Genus "Hieraaetus" - Hawk-eagles: 3 species; Genus name unavailable or belongs in Aquila
  • Genus Haliaeetus - Sea-eagles and brown fish-eagles: 8 species
  • Genus Harpagornis - might belong into Aquila
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Buteoninae

  1. a taxonomic subfamily, within family Accipitridae - the birds of prey

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Buteo buteo, a species of subfamilia Buteoninae

Characteristics

The subfamily Buteoninae has 14 genera and 58 species.

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Buteoninae
Genera: Busarellus - Butastur - Buteo - Buteogallus - Geranoaetus - Geranospiza - Harpyhaliaetus - Ictinia - Kaupifalco - Leucopternis - Parabuteo - Percnohierax - Rostrhamus - Rupornis - †Bermuteo

Name

Buteoninae

Vernacular names

Hrvatski: Škanjci
Nederlands: Buizerdachtigen
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