raptorial bird

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Noun1.raptorial bird - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animalsraptorial bird - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Accipitriformes, order Accipitriformes - in some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
bird of Jove, eagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
vulture - any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
Sagittarius serpentarius, secretary bird - large long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on reptiles
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
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My secretary cannot resist transcribing one final definition: "A raptorial bird of South Africa .
Abstract: Behavioral ecology of red-tailed hawks, rough-legged hawks, harriers, Kestrels, and other raptorial birds wintering in south central Ohio.
Also, the known locations for the species are inside a sanctuary for raptorial birds, the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.