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  •  Falcons and Vultures (4+ / 0-)
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    Kestrel, ivorybill, tgypsy, lineatus

    The idea that falcons are closely related to parrots (and passerines) is, I think, fairly new.  There has long been speculation that New World Vultures are not closely related to hawks, eagles, etc. but rather to storks.  However there seems to have been a lot of back and forth on this issue and I gather that the most recent thinking is that TVs and their kin are actually birds of prey rather than storks.

    "We are normal and we want our freedom" - Bonzos

    by matching mole on Sun May 09, 2010 at 08:56:48 AM PDT

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