Feed on a range of prey, with some feeding on carrion, but all have a nasty hooked bill

Raptors like kites, Old World vultures, sparrowhawks, buzzards, booted eagles, fish eagles, snake eagles, hawks, large eagles, and harriers are all in this family.

One feature common in every bird is hooked beak and nesting behavior (exception observed in vultures). The wings are broad with short and sturdy legs and feet. A supraorbital ridge around the large eyes of some species makes them look fierce. The size varies from one species to another – females are a little large, but both sexes look similar.

Moreover, the plumage coloration varies according to the bird’s geographical demands, which helps them blend in with the environment.