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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Order Accipitriformes
Sub-order Accipitres
Family Information
Superfamily Accipitroidea
Family Accipitridae
Population statistics

Accipitridae is the largest extant family of birds within the order Accipitriformes, and comprises 67 genera and approximately 233 living species of eagles, hawks, and kites.[1]



  1. E. Dickinson, editor. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World; London: Christopher Helm (2003)