Hawks and falcons are two raptors that are often confused with one another. The primary difference between hawks and falcons is that hawks tend to hunt from perches or while soaring in circles, while falcons tend to dive and swoop after their prey. Hawks have thicker bodies and broader wings than falcons, and tend to hunt from a stationary perch or while soaring in wider circles. Falcons, on the other hand, have thinner bodies and longer wings, which enable them to dive and swoop after their prey with speed and agility. Hawks also tend to have larger heads than falcons, and they have curved beaks, while falcons have pointed beaks. Hawks also have shorter tails than falcons, and their feet are usually equipped with talons for grabbing prey. Falcons, on the other hand, have long tails that help them to change direction quickly.