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Falcon, name generally applied to about 60 species of hawk, though the true falcons of the family Falconidae number about 35 species. They are birds of prey, feeding mainly on other birds, which they kill in the air. They inhabit most parts of the world, making their nests on rocky ledges or tree forks. Falcons in the United States include the prairie falcon and the sparrow hawk.

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