falconiform

falconiform

[fawl-koh-nuh-fawrm, fal-, faw-koh-, fawl-kuh-nuh-, fal-, faw-kuh-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or belonging to the order Falconiformes, comprising the vultures, hawks, eagles, ospreys, falcons, caracaras, etc.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin falconiformes; see falcon, -iformes

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falconiform (fælˈkəʊnɪˌfɔːm)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Falconiformes, which includes the vultures, hawks, eagles, buzzards, and falcons

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falconiform

any of the group of swift, graceful birds known for their predatory skill as raptors. Included are eagles, condors, buzzards, kites, caracaras, ospreys, harriers, accipiters, vultures, secretary birds, falcons, hawks, and bateleurs.

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