At present, this order only includes falcons, hawks and caracas. They are diurnal birds of prey with sharp beaks and claws. The kestrel has the particularity of hovering with rapid wing-beats in search of prey. Despite their morphological similarities with Accipitriforms (buzzards, vultures, eagles, etc.), Falconiformes are genetically distant from them and are more closely related to the cladus formed by Psittaciformes (parrots and parakeets) and Passeriformes (passerines called songbirds).