The Raptors...

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    The Raptors...

    Rapace, or bird of prey, is an ambiguous vernacular name which designates a carnivorous bird, with a hooked and sharp beak and possessing talons. Raptors generally have a remarkable sight, moreover certain species have, something not very common for birds, a good sense of smell. Their similarities are good examples of evolutionary convergences.
    The diurnal raptors are divided into 5 families, grouped in two orders (Falconiformes and Accipitriformes) according to the classic classification :
    - Falconidae
    - Cathartidae
    - Pandionidae
    - Accipitridae
    - Sagittariidae
    The nocturnal raptors form the order of the Strigiformes and are divided into 2 families :
    - Tytonidae
    - Strigidae