Falconidae is a family of birds that includes falcons, hawks, and eagles. They have long, pointed wings and a hooked beak. They are found in a variety of habitats, from deserts to forests, and can live up to 20 years. Their population is currently stable, with some species being endangered.
Name Origin: The family of birds known as Falconidae is named after the genus Falco, which is Latin for "falcon". The genus was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The name is derived from the Latin word falx, meaning "sickle", due to the curved shape of the beak of a falcon.
Related Species: Falco peregrinus, Falco rusticolus, Falco tinnunculus, Falco columbarius, Falco biarmicus, Falco mexicanus, Falco sparverius, Falco cherrug, Falco eleonorae, Falco cenchroides, Falco subniger