Viewing Families in the Order "Accipitriformes" (Bald Eagle)
Accipitriformes refers to an order of birds that encompasses 225 diurnal birds of prey. This includes hawks, eagles, vultures and more. Characteristics of birds in the Accipitriformes order include hooked beaks suitable for shredding prey; large glider-like wings, to enable soaring; strong legs and feet; and an opposable hind claw. Accipitriformes mate for life and take one to three years to mature. They are found worldwide.