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Hawks, Eagles and other Hawk-like birds

CICONIIFORMES - suborder CICONII - Family Accipitridae + Sagittariidae
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Black-eared Kite
Milvus lineatus

Eurasian Griffon
Gyps fulvus

Japanese Buzzard
Buteo japonicus




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Himalayan Griffon [1], Himalaya-hagewashi or Gyps himalayensis. photo: 09/1998, Bhutan (approx. alt. 3000m) Common Buzzard [1], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo. photo: 09/2001, Plateau de Lienz, France. Short-Toed Snake-Eagle [1][2], Chuuhi-washi, or Circaetus gallicus. photo: 09/2001, Gavarnie, France.

Short-Toed Snake-Eagle [3], Chuuhi-washi, or Circaetus gallicus. photo: 09/2001, Vallée d'Ossoue, France. Golden Eagle [1], Inuwashi, or Aquila chrysaetos. photo: 09/2001, Vallée d'Ossoue, France. Lammergeier [1][2], Higewashi or Gypaetus barbatus. photo: 09/2001, Vallée d'Ossoue, France.

European Honey-Buzzard, Yooroppa Hachikuma or Pernis apivorus. photo: 09/2001, Plateau de Lienz, France. Red Kite [1], Akatobi, or Milvus Milvus. photo: 09/2001, Aucun, France. Common Buzzard [2], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo. photo: 09/2001, Vallée du Louron, France.

Osprey [1][2], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 02/2002, Shizuoka, Japan Japanese Sparrowhawk, Tsumi, or Accipiter gularis. photo: 05/2002, Nagano, Japan. Grey-Faced Buzzard [1], Sashiba or Butastur indicus, probably. photo: 05/2002, Nagano, Japan.

Ryukyu Serpent-Eagle (Crested Serpent-Eeagle) [1][2], Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela perplexus. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan. Ryukyu Serpent-Eagle (Crested Serpent-Eeagle)(J), Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela perplexus. photo: 12/2002, Okinawa, Japan. Black Kite [1][2], Nishi-tobi, or Milvus migrans. photo: 08/2003, Darwin, NT, Australia.

Whistling Kite [1][2], Fuefuki Tobi, or Haliastur sphenurus. photo: 08/2003, Fogg Dam, NT, Australia. Brown Goshawk, Akahara Oo-taka, or Accepter fasciatus. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia. White-bellied Sea-eagle [1], Shirohara Umi-washi, or Haliaeetus leucogaster. photo: 08/2003, Kakadu, NT, Australia.

Black-shouldered Kite, Oosutoraria Kataguro Tobi, or Elanus axillaris. photo: 09/2003, Dryandra, WA, Australia. Wedge-tailed Eagle, Onaga Inuwashi, or Aquila audax. photo: 09/2003, Sterling Range NP, WA, Australia. White-tailed Eagle [1][2], Ojiro Washi, or Haliaeetus albicilla. photo: 01/2004, Niigata, Japan.

Northern Harrier [1], Haiiro Chuuhi, or Circus cyaneus. photo: 1/2004, Niigata, Japan. Eastern Marsh-harrier [1][2][3], Chûhi, or Circus spilonotus. photo: 1/2004, Niigata, Japan. Northern Goshawk [1], oo taka or Accipiter gentilis, probably. photo: 04/2004, Gunma, Japan.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk [1], Hai taka or Accipiter nisus, probably. photo: 5/2004, Niigata, Japan. Grey-Faced Buzzard [2][3][4], Sashiba or Butastur indicus. photo: 06/2004, Niigata, Japan. Grey Hawk [1][2], Minami Haiiro Nosuri or Buteo plagiatus. photo: 08/2004, Overbridge, Suriname.

White Hawk, Shiro Nosuri or Leucopternis albicollis. photo: 08/2004, Powaka, Suriname. Swallow-tailed Kite, Tsubame Tobi or Elanoides forficatus. photo: 08/2004, Powaka, Suriname. Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Akaeri Kumataka or Spizaetus ornatus. photo: 08/2004, Brownsberg, Suriname.

Snail Kite, Tanishi Tobi or Rosthamus sociabilis. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname. Roadside Hawk [1][2], Oohashi Nosuri or Buteo magnirostris. photo: 08/2004, Peperpot, Suriname. (Part of) Harpy Eagle, Ougi Washi or Harpia harpyja. photo: 08/2004, Raleighvallen, Suriname.

Great Black-Hawk, Oo Kuro Nosuri or Buteogallus urubitinga. photo: 08/2004, Weg naar Zee, Suriname. Bateleur [1][2], Daruma Washi or Terathopius ecaudatus. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Lappet-faced Vulture [1][2][3], Mimihida Hagewashi or Torgos tracheliotus. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.

Cape Griffon [1][2][3], Kêpu Shiroeri Hagewashi or Gyps coprotheres. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Pale Chanting-Goshawk [1][2][3], Koshijiro Uta Ootaka or Melierax canorus. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Tawny Eagle [1][2], Afurika Sougen Washi or Aquila rapax. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.

Secretarybird [1][2][3], Hebikui Washi (Shokikan-dori) or Sagittarius serpentarius <Sagittariidae>. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Gabar Goshawk, Kawari Uta Ootaka or Melierax gabar. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Shikra, Takasago-Daka or Accipter badius. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.

Steppe Eagle [1], Sougen Washi or Aquila nipalensis. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. White-backed Vulture [1][2][3], Koshijiro Hagewashi or Gyps africanus. photo: 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia. Lesser Spotted Eagle, Ashinaga Washi or Aquila pomarina. photo: 08/2005, Mahango GR, Namibia.

Martial Eagle [1][2], Gomabara Washi or Polemaetus bellicosus. photo: 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia. African Fish-Eagle [1][2], Sanshoku Umi Washi or Haliaeetus vocifer. photo: 09/2005, Daan Viljoen GR, Namibia. Osprey [4][5][6], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 04/2006, Yamaguchi, Japan

Unidentified Hawk, - or - . photo: 04/2006, Yamaguchi, Japan Black Eagle [1], Kazano Washi or Ictinaetus malayensis, probably. photo: 08/2006, Doi Angkhang, Thailand. Mountain Hawk-Eagle [1], Kuma taka or Spizaetus nipalensis. photo: 08/2006, Doi Angkhang, Thailand.

Brahminy Kite [1], Shirogashira Tobi or Haliastur indus. photo: 09/2006, Sikao, Thailand. White-bellied Sea-Eagle [2][3], Shirohara Umi-washi, or Haliaeetus leucogaster. photo: 09/2006, hat chao mai NP, Thailand. Osprey [7][8][9], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2006, Chiba, Japan.

Eastern Marsh-harrier [4][5][6], Chûhi, or Circus spilonotus. photo: 12/2006, Chiba, Japan. Northern Goshawk [2], Oo Taka or Accipter gentilis. photo: 02/2007, Tokyo, Japan. White-tailed Eagle [3][4], Ojiro Washi, or Haliaeetus albicilla. photo: 02/2007, Hokkaido, Japan.

Steller's Sea-Eagle [1][2][3], Oo Washi, or Haliaeetus pelagicus. photo: 02/2007, Hokkaido, Japan. Steller's Sea-Eagle [4][5][6], Oo Washi, or Haliaeetus pelagicus, fallen into water. photo: 02/2007, Hokkaido, Japan. Eastern Marsh-harrier [7], Chûhi, or Circus spilonotus. photo: 02/2007, Hokkaido, Japan.

Grey-Faced Buzzard [5][6], Sashiba or Butastur indicus. photo: 05/2007, Ehime, Japan. Palm-nut Vulture [1][2][3], Yashi Hage Washi or Gypohierax angolensis. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. African Fish-Eagle [3][4][5], Sanshoku Umi Washi or Haliaeetus vocifer. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon.

Palm-nut Vulture [4][5], Yashi Hage Washi or Gypohierax angolensis. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. African Harrier-Hawk [1], Chûhi-Daka or Polyboroides typus. photo: 08/2007, Loango NP, Gabon. African Baza, Afurika Kakkô Hayabusa or Aviceda cuculoides. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon.

African Harrier-Hawk [2][3], Chûhi-Daka or Polyboroides typus. photo: 08/2007, Ivindo NP, Gabon. Osprey [11][12], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan. Osprey [10], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.

Crested Goshawk [1][2], Kanmuri Oo Taka or Accipter trivirgatus. photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [3][4][5], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 03/2008, Wutai, Taiwan. Golden Eagle [2][3][4], Inuwashi, or Aquila chrysaetos. photo: 08/2008, Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Northern Goshawk [3], Oo Taka or Accipter gentilis. photo: 08/2008, San Pedro RNCA, Arizona, USA. Grey-lined Hawk [1][2], Haiiro Nosuri or Buteo nitidus. photo: 08/2008, San Pedro RNCA, Arizona, USA. Cooper's Hawk [1][2], Kûpâ Haitaka or Accipter cooperii. photo: 08/2008, San Pedro RNCA, Arizona, USA.

Swainson's Hawk [1], Arechi Nosuri or Buteo swainsoni. photo: 08/2008, San Pedro RNCA, Arizona, USA. Zone-tailed Hawk, Obio Nosuri or Buteo albonotatus. photo: 08/2008, Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA. Red-tailed Hawk [1][2][3], Akao Nosuri or Buteo jamaicensis. photo: 08/2008, Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Swainson's Hawk [2][3][4], Arechi Nosuri or Buteo swainsoni. photo: 08/2008, Chiricahuas, Arizona, USA. Red-tailed Hawk [4][5][6], Akao Nosuri or Buteo jamaicensis. photo: 08/2008, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA. Cooper's Hawk [3], Kûpâ Haitaka or Accipter cooperii, probably. photo: 09/2008, Paradise, Arizona, USA.

Red-tailed Hawk [7], Akao Nosuri or Buteo jamaicensis. photo: 09/2008, Paradise, Arizona, USA. Osprey [13], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 05/2009, Oki Islands, Shimane, Japan. Greater Spotted Eagle [1][2][3], Karafuto Washi, or Aquila clanga. photo: 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan.

Common ('Steppe') Buzzard [3], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo vulpinus. photo: 02/2009, Tyhero, Greece. Greater Spotted Eagle [4][5][6], Karafuto Washi, or Aquila clanga. photo: 02/2009, Dadia, Greece. Western Marsh-Harrier [1][2][3], Yôroppa Chûhi, or Circus aeruginosus. photo: 02/2009, Lake Ismarida, Greece.

Northern Harrier [2][3], Haiiro Chûhi, or Circus cyaneus. photo: 02/2009, Lake Ismarida, Greece. White-tailed Eagle [5], Ojiro Washi, or Haliaeetus albicilla. photo: 02/2011, Lake Ismarida, Greece. Common Buzzard [4][5][6], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo vulpinus. photo: 02/2009, Lake Ismarida, Greece.

Imperial Eagle, Katajiro Washi, or Aquila heliaca, probably. photo: 02/2009, Kapsalo, Greece. Cinereous Vulture [1], Kuro Hage Washi, or Aegypius monachus. photo: 02/2009, Kapsalo, Greece. Eurasian Sparrowhawk [2], Haitaka, or Accipter nisus. photo: 02/2009, Tyhero, Greece.

Western Marsh-Harrier [4][5][6], Yôroppa Chûhi, or Circus aeruginosus. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece. Common Buzzard [7][8][9], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo vulpinus. photo: 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece. Osprey [14][15][16][17], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 05/2009, Oki Islands, Shimane, Japan.

Crested Serpent-Eeagle [6], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 08/2009, Cat Tien NP, VIetnam. Black Eagle [2], Kazano Washi or Ictinaetus malayensis, probably. photo: 08/2009, Bach Ma, VIetnam. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [7], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 08/2009, Bach Ma, VIetnam.

Mountain Hawk-Eagle [2], Kuma taka or Spizaetus nipalensis. photo: 08/2009, Phong Nha, Vietnam. Crested Goshawk [3], Kanmuri Oo Taka or Accipter trivirgatus. photo: 11/2009, Taitung Province, Taiwan. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [8], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 11/2009, Taitung Province, Taiwan.

Grey-Faced Buzzard [7], Sashiba or Butastur indicus. photo: 11/2009, Taitung Province, Taiwan. Mountain Hawk-Eagle [3], Kuma taka or Spizaetus nipalensis. photo: 11/2009, Taitung Province, Taiwan. Osprey [18], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2009, Ibaraki, Japan.

Northern Goshawk [4], Oo Taka or Accipter gentilis. photo: 01/2010, Tokyo, Japan. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [9], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 07/2010, Taitung Province, Taiwan. Crested Goshawk [3], Kanmuri Oo Taka or Accipter trivirgatus. photo: 07/2010, Taitung Province, Taiwan.

Common Buzzard [10], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo. photo: 08/2010, Côte d'Or, France. Red Kite [2], Akatobi, or Milvus Milvus. photo: 08/2010, Côte d'Or, France. Montagu's Harrier, Hime Haiiro Chûhi, or Circus pygargus. photo: 08/2010, Côte d'Or, France.

Grey-Faced Buzzard [8], Sashiba or Butastur indicus. photo: 10/2010, Kenting, Taiwan. Chinese Goshawk, Akahara-daka or Accipiter soloensis. photo: 10/2010, Kenting, Taiwan. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [10], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 10/2010, Kenting, Taiwan.

Northern Goshawk [5], Oo Taka or Accipter gentilis. photo: 12/2010, Tokushima, Japan. Eastern Marsh-harrier [8], Chûhi, or Circus spilonotus. photo: 12/2010, Tokushima, Japan. Osprey [19], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2010, Tokushima, Japan.

Osprey [20], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 12/2010, Tokushima, Japan. Steller's Sea-Eagle [7], Oo Washi, or Haliaeetus pelagicus. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan. White-tailed Eagle [6], Ojiro Washi, or Haliaeetus albicilla. photo: 02/2011, Hokkaido, Japan.


Northern Goshawk [6], Oo Taka or Accipter gentilis. photo: 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan. Osprey [21], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 04/2011, Hiroshima, Japan. Brahminy Kite [2], Shirogashira Tobi or Haliastur indus. photo: 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka.

Changeable Hawk-Eagle [1], Kawari Kuma taka or Spizaetus cirrhatus. photo: 07/2011, Dambulla, Sri Lanka. White-bellied Sea-Eagle [4], Shirohara Umi-washi, or Haliaeetus leucogaster. photo: 07/2011, Minneriya NP, Sri Lanka. Crested Serpent-Eeagle [11], Minami Kanmuri Washi, or Spilornis cheela. photo: 08/2011, Kotmale, Sri Lanka.

Common Buzzard [11], Yôroppa Nosuri or Buteo buteo. photo: 09/2011, Zaros, Crete, Greece. Black Kite [3] Nishi-tobi, or Milvus migrans. photo: 09/2011, Zaros, Crete, Greece. Osprey [22], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 09/2011, Saga, Japan.

Osprey [23], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 02/2012, Minami Daito Island, Japan. Black Kite [4] Nishi-tobi, or Milvus migrans. photo: 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti. Osprey [24], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti.

Steppe Eagle [2], Sougen Washi or Aquila nipalensis. photo: 08/2012, Gün-Galuut NR, Mongolia. Cinereous Vulture [2], Kuro Hage Washi, or Aegypius monachus.photo: 08/2012, Gün-Galuut NR, Mongolia. Golden Eagle [5], Inuwashi, or Aquila chrysaetos.photo: 08/2012, Hustai NP, Mongolia.

Himalayan Griffon [2], Himalaya-hagewashi or Gyps himalayensis.photo: 08/2012, Hustai NP, Mongolia. Long-legged Buzzard, Nishi Oo Nosuri or Buteo rufinus. photo: 08/2012, Ogii Lake, Mongolia. Upland Buzzard, Oo Nosuri or Buteo hemilasius. photo: 08/2012, Ongi Monasetry, Mongolia.

Lammergeier [3], Higewashi or Gypaetus barbatus. photo: 08/2012, Gobi, Mongolia. Eurasian Sparrowhawk [3], Haitaka, or Accipter nisus. photo: 08/2012, Gobi, Mongolia. Eastern Marsh-harrier [9], Chûhi, or Circus spilonotus. photo: 11/2012, Yamaguchi, Japan.

Osprey [25], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 11/2012, Yamaguchi, Japan. Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Hachikuma or Pernis ptilorhyncus. photo: 05/2013, Nagano, Japan. Steller's Sea-Eagle [8], Oo Washi, or Haliaeetus pelagicus. photo: 02/2014, Hokkaido, Japan.

White-tailed Eagle [7], Ojiro Washi, or Haliaeetus albicilla. photo: 02/2014, Hokkaido, Japan. White-bellied Sea-Eagle [5], Shirohara Umi-washi, or Haliaeetus leucogaster. photo: 05/2014, Singapore. Changeable Hawk-Eagle [2], Kawari Kuma taka or Spizaetus cirrhatus. photo: 05/2014, Singapore.

Grey-headed Fish-Eagle, Uokui Washi or Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus. photo: 05/2014, Singapore. Eurasian Sparrowhawk [4], Haitaka, or Accipter nisus. photo: 10/2014, Tsuwaji Is., Japan. Osprey [26], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 10/2014, Tsuwaji Is., Japan.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk [5], Haitaka, or Accipter nisus. photo: 01/2015, Nagano, Japan. Osprey [27], Misago or Pandion haliaetus. photo: 05/2015, Koshiki Islands, Japan. back to upper category


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