Hawks and falcons are both birds of prey, but they are two distinct species. Hawks are typically smaller than falcons and have longer, broader wings and a shorter tail. Hawks usually hunt during the day, while falcons are usually active during the night. Hawks have a hooked beak, while falcons have a pointed beak. Hawks also tend to live in wooded areas, while falcons can be found in a variety of habitats. Falcons are also faster and have greater agility than hawks. Falcons also have sharper talons and a more powerful grip than hawks. Falcons are also more aggressive predators than hawks and often hunt for larger prey.