Raptors are formally classified into five families and include
birds―such as eagles, ospreys, kites, true hawks, buzzards,
harriers, vultures, and falcons―that are familiar and recognized
by many observers. These diurnal birds of prey are found on every
continent except Antarctica and can thrive in seemingly
inhospitable spots such as deserts and the tundra. They have
powerful talons and hooked beaks for cutting and tearing meat,... more...