A group of diurnal birds of prey. Most species end in falcon, such as the peregrine falcon but some such as kites or ketrels do not.
Falconiformes have strong legs and feet with raptorial claws and an opposable hind claw. Almost all Falconiformes are carnivorous, hunting by sight during the day or at twilight. They are exceptionally long-lived, and most have low reproductive rates.