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bird of prey

noun
1.
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 of bird of prey
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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British Dictionary definitions for bird of prey

bird of prey

noun
1.
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 bill related adjective raptorial
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