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Young Red Goshawk


Young Red Goshawk
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Accipitridae
Subfamily:Accipitrinae

The term hawk refers to birds of prey in any of three senses:

  • Loosely, to mean almost any bird of prey.

The common names of birds in various parts of the world often use hawk loosely. For example, in North America, the buzzards (Buteo) are often called "hawks".

The true hawks form the sub-family Accipitrinae and most are in the genus Accipiter.

In February 2005 the Canadian scientist Dr Louis Lefebvre announced a method of measuring avian IQ in terms of their innovation in feeding habits. Hawks were named among the most intelligent birds based on this scale.


Species

ja:タカ pt:Gavio (ave)

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