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falconiform

[fawl-koh-nuh-fawrm, fal-, faw-koh-, fawl-kuh-nuh-, fal-, faw-kuh-] /fɔlˈkoʊ nəˌfɔrm, fæl-, fɔˈkoʊ-, ˈfɔl kə nə-, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/
adjective
1.
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/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Falconiformes, which includes the vultures, hawks, eagles, buzzards, and falcons
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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