IOC English Name Scientific Name Comments
     
 
ORDER ACCIPITRIFORMES
PHY, TAX (1)
New World Vultures (7)
Family Cathartidae
TAX (2)
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura  
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus  
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus  
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus  
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa  
California Condor Gymnogyps californianus  
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus  
     
Secretarybird (1)
Family Sagittariidae
TAX (3)
Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius  
     
Ospreys (2)
Family Pandionidae
TAX (4)
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus  
Eastern Osprey Pandion cristatus AS (5)
     
Kites, Hawks & Eagles (250)
Family Accipitridae
 
African Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda cuculoides  
Madagascar Cuckoo-Hawk Aviceda madagascariensis  
Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni  
Pacific Baza Aviceda subcristata  
Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes  
Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis  
White-collared Kite Leptodon forbesi  
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus  
Cuban Kite Chondrohierax wilsonii AS (6)
Long-tailed Honey Buzzard Henicopernis longicauda  
Black Honey Buzzard Henicopernis infuscatus  
European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus  
Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus  
Barred Honey Buzzard Pernis celebensis  
Philippine Honey Buzzard Pernis steerei AS (7)
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura  
Black-breasted Buzzard Hamirostra melanosternon  
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus  
Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus  
Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii  
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus  
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris  
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus  
Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus  
Scissor-tailed Kite Chelictinia riocourii  
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis  
Slender-billed Kite Helicolestes hamatus  
Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus  
Rufous-thighed Kite Harpagus diodon  
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis  
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea  
Red Kite Milvus milvus  
Black Kite Milvus migrans  
Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus  
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus  
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster  
Sanford's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi ENG (8)
African Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vocifer  
Madagascar Fish Eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides  
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus  
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla  
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus  
Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus  
Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis  
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus  
Palm-nut Vulture Gypohierax angolensis  
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus  
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus  
Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus  
White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus  
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis  
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus  
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris  
Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii  
Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis  
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus  
Cape Vulture Gyps coprotheres  
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus  
White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis TAX (9)
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus  
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus TAX (10)
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus  
Beaudouin's Snake Eagle Circaetus beaudouini  
Black-chested Snake Eagle Circaetus pectoralis  
Brown Snake Eagle Circaetus cinereus  
Southern Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus fasciolatus  
Western Banded Snake Eagle Circaetus cinerascens  
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus  
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela  
Central Nicobar Serpent Eagle Spilornis minimus ENG (11)
Great Nicobar Serpent Eagle Spilornis klossi AS (12)
Mountain Serpent Eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis  
Sulawesi Serpent Eagle Spilornis rufipectus  
Philippine Serpent Eagle Spilornis holospilus  
Andaman Serpent Eagle Spilornis elgini  
Congo Serpent Eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis  
Madagascar Serpent Eagle Eutriorchis astur  
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus  
Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus  
Papuan Harrier Circus spilothorax AS (13)
Swamp Harrier Circus approximans  
African Marsh Harrier Circus ranivorus  
Reunion Harrier Circus maillardi ENG (14)
Malagasy Harrier Circus macrosceles AS (15)
Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni  
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis  
Black Harrier Circus maurus  
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus  
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos  
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus  
African Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides typus  
Madagascar Harrier-Hawk Polyboroides radiatus  
Dark Chanting Goshawk Melierax metabates  
Eastern Chanting Goshawk Melierax poliopterus  
Pale Chanting Goshawk Melierax canorus  
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar  
Grey-bellied Hawk Accipiter poliogaster  
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus  
Sulawesi Goshawk Accipiter griseiceps  
Red-chested Goshawk Accipiter toussenelii  
African Goshawk Accipiter tachiro  
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius  
Shikra Accipiter badius  
Nicobar Sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri  
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes  
Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis  
Frances's Sparrowhawk Accipiter francesiae  
Spot-tailed Sparrowhawk Accipiter trinotatus  
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae  
Variable Goshawk Accipiter hiogaster AS (16)
Brown Goshawk Accipiter fasciatus  
Black-mantled Goshawk Accipiter melanochlamys  
Pied Goshawk Accipiter albogularis  
White-bellied Goshawk Accipiter haplochrous  
Fiji Goshawk Accipiter rufitorques  
Moluccan Goshawk Accipiter henicogrammus  
Slaty-mantled Goshawk Accipiter luteoschistaceus  
Imitator Goshawk Accipiter imitator  
Grey-headed Goshawk Accipiter poliocephalus  
New Britain Goshawk Accipiter princeps  
Tiny Hawk Accipiter superciliosus  
Semicollared Hawk Accipiter collaris  
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus  
Little Sparrowhawk Accipiter minullus  
Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis  
Besra Accipiter virgatus  
Dwarf Sparrowhawk Accipiter nanus  
Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythrauchen  
Collared Sparrowhawk Accipiter cirrocephalus  
New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus ENG (17)
Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk Accipiter rhodogaster  
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis  
Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  
Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk Accipiter rufiventris  
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus  
White-breasted Hawk Accipiter chionogaster TAX (18)
Plain-breasted Hawk Accipiter ventralis  
Rufous-thighed Hawk Accipiter erythronemius  
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii  
Gundlach's Hawk Accipiter gundlachi  
Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor  
Chilean Hawk Accipiter chilensis AS (19)
Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus  
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii  
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis  
Meyer's Goshawk Accipiter meyerianus  
Chestnut-shouldered Goshawk Erythrotriorchis buergersi  
Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus  
Doria's Goshawk Megatriorchis doriae  
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus  
Lizard Buzzard Kaupifalco monogrammicus  
Grasshopper Buzzard Butastur rufipennis  
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa  
Rufous-winged Buzzard Butastur liventer  
Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus  
Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens  
Plumbeous Hawk Leucopternis plumbeus  
Slate-colored Hawk Leucopternis schistaceus  
Barred Hawk Leucopternis princeps  
Black-faced Hawk Leucopternis melanops  
White-browed Hawk Leucopternis kuhli  
White-necked Hawk Leucopternis lacernulatus  
Semiplumbeous Hawk Leucopternis semiplumbeus  
White Hawk Leucopternis albicollis  
Grey-backed Hawk Leucopternis occidentalis  
Mantled Hawk Leucopternis polionotus  
Rufous Crab Hawk Buteogallus aequinoctialis  
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus TAX (20)
Cuban Black Hawk Buteogallus gundlachii AS (21)
Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga  
Savanna Hawk Buteogallus meridionalis  
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus  
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis  
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus  
Montane Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus solitarius  
Crowned Solitary Eagle Harpyhaliaetus coronatus  
Grey Hawk Buteo nitidus ENG (22)
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris  
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus  
Ridgway's Hawk Buteo ridgwayi  
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus  
White-rumped Hawk Buteo leucorrhous  
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus  
White-throated Hawk Buteo albigula  
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni  
White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus  
Galapagos Hawk Buteo galapagoensis  
Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma TAX (23)
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus  
Hawaiian Hawk Buteo solitarius  
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis  
Rufous-tailed Hawk Buteo ventralis  
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  
Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus AS (24)
Himalayan Buzzard Buteo refectus AS (25)
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus  
Forest Buzzard Buteo trizonatus  
Madagascar Buzzard Buteo brachypterus  
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus  
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius  
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis  
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus ENG (26)
Red-necked Buzzard Buteo auguralis  
Augur Buzzard Buteo augur  
Jackal Buzzard Buteo rufofuscus  
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis  
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja  
Papuan Eagle Harpyopsis novaeguineae  
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi  
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis  
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina  
Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata  
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga  
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax  
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti  
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca ENG (27)
Gurney's Eagle Aquila gurneyi  
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos  
Wedge-tailed Eagle Aquila audax  
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii  
Cassin's Hawk-Eagle Aquila africana TAX, SEQ (28)
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata TAX (29)
African Hawk-Eagle Aquila spilogaster TAX (30)
Wahlberg's Eagle Hieraaetus wahlbergi TAX (31)
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus  
Little Eagle Hieraaetus morphnoides  
Pygmy Eagle Hieraaetus weiskei AS, ENG (32)
Ayres's Hawk-Eagle Hieraaetus ayresii  
Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii TAX (33)
Martial Eagle Polemaetus bellicosus  
Long-crested Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis  
Crested Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus TAX (34) , TAX (35)
Flores Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus floris  
Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis  
Legge's Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus kelaarti AS (36)
Blyth's Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus alboniger  
Javan Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus bartelsi  
Sulawesi Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus lanceolatus  
Philippine Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus philippensis  
Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus pinskeri AS (37)
Wallace's Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nanus  
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus  
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus melanoleucus TAX (38)
Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus  
Black-and-chestnut Eagle Spizaetus isidori TAX (39)
Crowned Eagle Stephanoaetus coronatus  
     
 
ORDER FALCONIFORMES
PHY,SEQ (40)
Caracaras, Falcons (65)
Family Falconidae
 
Black Caracara Daptrius ater  
Red-throated Caracara Ibycter americanus  
Carunculated Caracara Phalcoboenus carunculatus  
Mountain Caracara Phalcoboenus megalopterus  
White-throated Caracara Phalcoboenus albogularis  
Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis  
Northern Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway  
Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus  
Yellow-headed Caracara Milvago chimachima  
Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango  
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans  
Barred Forest Falcon Micrastur ruficollis  
Plumbeous Forest Falcon Micrastur plumbeus  
Lined Forest Falcon Micrastur gilvicollis  
Cryptic Forest Falcon Micrastur mintoni  
Slaty-backed Forest Falcon Micrastur mirandollei  
Collared Forest Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus  
Buckley's Forest Falcon Micrastur buckleyi  
Spot-winged Falconet Spiziapteryx circumcincta  
Pygmy Falcon Polihierax semitorquatus  
White-rumped Falcon Polihierax insignis  
Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens  
Black-thighed Falconet Microhierax fringillarius  
White-fronted Falconet Microhierax latifrons  
Philippine Falconet Microhierax erythrogenys  
Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucos  
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni  
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus  
Rock Kestrel Falco rupicolus AS (41)
Malagasy Kestrel Falco newtoni  
Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus  
Seychelles Kestrel Falco araeus  
Spotted Kestrel Falco moluccensis  
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides  
American Kestrel Falco sparverius  
Greater Kestrel Falco rupicoloides  
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex  
Grey Kestrel Falco ardosiaceus  
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni  
Banded Kestrel Falco zoniventris  
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera  
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus  
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis  
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae  
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor  
Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis  
Merlin Falco columbarius  
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis  
Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus  
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo  
African Hobby Falco cuvierii  
Oriental Hobby Falco severus  
Australian Hobby Falco longipennis  
New Zealand Falcon Falco novaeseelandiae  
Brown Falcon Falco berigora  
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos  
Black Falcon Falco subniger  
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus  
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger  
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug  
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus  
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides  
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha  

Footnotes:

  1. Raptor families Cathartidae, Accipitridae, Sagittariidae, and Pandiondae are in the Order "Accipitriformes" because falcons (Falconidae) are separated as the Order Falconiformes (Hackett et al. 2008)
  2. SACC elevates the New World Vultures (Cathartidae) to a separate order, the Cathartiformes
  3. RESTORE: Secretarybird to a monotypic family Sagittariidae in accord with the Tree of Life phylogeny (Hackett et al. 2008)
  4. RESTORE: Ospreys to the family Pandionidae in accord with the Tree of Life phylogeny (Hackett et al. 2008)
  5. Pandion cristatus is split from P. haliaetus (Wink et al. 2004a, Christidis & Boles 2008)
  6. Chondrohierax wilsonii is split from C. uncinatus based morphological differences and modest mtDNA divergence (BLI; Stotz et al. 1996); AOU NACC Proposal 207-B-4 is split 5/5
  7. Pernis steerei is split from P. celebensis (Gamauf & Harring 2005, Collar 2007)
  8. CHANGE: English name of Haliaeetus sanfordi to Sanford's Sea Eagle (Gregory 2009)
  9. MOVE: White-headed Vulture from Aegypius to Trigonoceps (Dickinson 2003, Sinclair & Ryan 2003, BLI)
  10. MOVE: Lappet-faced Vulture from Aegypius to Torgos (Dickinson 2003, Sinclair & Ryan 2003, BLI)
  11. CHANGE: English name of Spilornis minimus from Nicobar Serpent Eagle to Central Nicobar Serpent Eagle with split of S. klossi
  12. Spilornis klossi is split from S. minimus (Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2001, Dickinson 2003, Rasmussen & Anderton 2005).
  13. Circus spilothorax is split from Eastern Marsh Harrier C. spilonotus (Simmons 2000, Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2005)
  14. CHANGE: English name of Circus maillardi from Malagasy Marsh Harrier to Reunion Harrier with split of C.macroceles
  15. Circus macrosceles is split from C.maillardi (Simmons 2000); recognized by BLI
  16. Accipiter hiogaster is split from A. novaehollandiae (Ferguson-Lees & Christie 2001, Christidis & Boles 2008)
  17. CHANGE: English name of Accipiter brachyurus to New Britain Sparrowhawk (Gregory 2009)
  18. We follow Ferguson-Lees and Christie (2005) in splitting Accipiter chionogaster from A.striatus
  19. Accipiter chilensis is split from A.bicolor (Jaramillo 2003); SACC needs proposal
  20. Buteogallus anthracinus includes the Mangrove Black Hawk B. subtilus as a subspecies (Clark 2007, SACC, NACC)
  21. Buteogallus gundlachii is now split from B. anthracinus (Wiley & Garrido 2005; AOU 2007)
  22. CORRECT English name of Buteo nitidis to be inclusive of NA and SA ssp
  23. Buteo polyosoma includes B. exsul and also B. poecilochrous, currently recognized by some but which SACC treats as conspecific
  24. Buteo japonicus is split from B.buteo (Rasmussen & Anderton 2005, Lerner et al. 2008)
  25. Buteo refectus is split from B.buteo ((Rasmussen & Anderton 2005, Lerner et al. 2008)
  26. CHANGE: English name of Buteo lagopus from "Roughleg", suggested as a fair compromise, to Rough-legged Buzzard
  27. CHANGE: English name of Aqulia heliaca from "Asian Imperial Eagle" to more widely used "Eastern Imperial Eagle"
  28. Move Cassin's Hawk-Eagle from Spizaetus to Aquila (Haring et al. 2007); note gender agreement
  29. Move Bonelli's Eagle from Hieraaetus to Aquila (Helbig 2005, Lerner & Mindell 2005; Bunce et al 2005); note gender change
  30. Move African Hawk-Eagle from Hieraaetus to Aquila (Helbig 2005, Lerner & Mindell 2005; Bunce et al 2005)
  31. Move Wahlberg's Eagle from Aquila to Hieraaetus (Helbig 2005, Lerner & Mindell 2005); retain Hieraaetus from Aquila contra BOU.
  32. Hieraaetus weiskei is split from H.morphnoides (Bunce et al. 2005, Lerner & Mindell 2005, Gjershaug et al 2009, BLI); change English name from New Guinea Hawk-Eagle to Pygmy Eagle per Gjershaug et al 2009, Gregory in litt.
  33. Separate Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle from Hieraaetus into its own genus Lophotriorchis (Haring et al. 2007)
  34. Separate Old World species of Spizaetus into Nisaetus (Helbig et al. 2005, Haring et al. 2007)
  35. Nisaetus cirrhatus includes limnaeetus as a subspecies (Haring et al. 2007)
  36. Nisaetus (Spizaetus) kelaarti is split from N. nipalensis (Haring et al. 2007, Gjershaug et al. 2008)
  37. Nisaetus pinskeri is split from N.philippensis (Haring et al. 2007, Gamauf et al. 2005ab; cf BLI)
  38. Spizastur now merged into Spizaetus (Helbig et al 2005, Haring et al 2007, SACC)
  39. Oroaetus now merged into Spizaetus (Helbig et al 2005, Haring et al 2007, SACC)
  40. The Falconidae are not members of the Accipitriformes, but a separate lineage and Order more closely related to parrots and in turn the Passeriformes (Hackett et al. 2008). Will resequence in the future.
  41. Falco rupicolus is split from F.tinnunculus (Sinclair & Ryan 2003, Hockey, Dean & Ryan, eds. 2005)