bird prey

bird of prey

noun
any of numerous predacious, flesh-eating birds, as the eagles, hawks, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls, having a sharp, downwardly curved beak, talons, and, usually, soaring flight.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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bird of prey
 
n
a bird, such as a hawk, eagle, or owl, that hunts and kills other animals, esp vertebrates, for food. It has strong talons and a sharp hooked billRelated: raptorial
 
Related: raptorial

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