Similarities and Difference Between Kite Hawk and Eagle

Bird of Prey or Paptors are the apex predator in the avifauna and known to have most powerful claw,very good eyesight and strong feet. Major difference between a Kite, a Hawk and an Eagle is the size, habitat,hunting style and the type of prey.


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Kites are medium sized bird of prey and one of the most common city bird in India,The raptor population is very large in India and also one of the world’s most abundant species of Accipitridae. Brahminy Kites are found along the river and Black Kites can be spotted flying over the urban area.

  • Black Kite
  • Brahminy Kite
  • Black Winged Kite



Hawks are medium sized raptor birds of prey, mainly found in woodland and known to have sharp vision and to be very able hunters. Indian Sparrow Hawk is the most common hawk in India and one among the most intelligent birds.

  • Indian Sparrow Hawk
  • Crested Goshawk
  • Changeable Hawk Eagle



Eagles are the largest and most powerful birds of prey from the family of Accipitridae, Eagles are one of the five species of flying predators found in India. Eagles can be easily recognized by their size and Characteristics of fearless,High Flyers and hunting skills. Golden eagle and Indian spotted eagle are the largest species of eagles found in India.

  • Golden Eagle
  • Serpent Eagle
  • Fish Eagle
  • Sea Eagle
  • Indian Spotted Eagle

Falcon: Falcons are medium sized bird of prey and known to have exceptional powers of vision, Shaheen falcon mainly found in the India.
Osprey: Osprey is a fish eating bird of prey and the second most widely distributed raptor species,found on all continents except Antarctica.
Buzzard: Buzzard is a medium to large sized raptor, White eyed buzzard species is found in the plains of India.
Harrier: Harrier are diurnal raptors bird, hunt by flying low over open ground at Little Rann of Kutch.
Vulture: Vultures are scavenging birds of prey, Nine species of vulture can be found living in India.

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