Order: Falconiformes (vultures, kites, hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, Osprey, falcons, kestrels and Secretarybird)

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Families indigenous to southern Africa

Falconidae (falcons and kestrels)

Sagittariidae (Secretarybird)

One species: the Secretary Bird Sagittarius serpentarius

Pandionidae (Osprey)

The Osprey Pandion haliaetus is the sole species in this family. The Pandonidae is the sister-group of the Accipitridae.

Accipitridae (vultures, kites, hawks, eagles, buzzards and harriers)

 
 

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