bird of prey

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bird of prey

n. pl. birds of prey
Any of various carnivorous birds, such as eagles, hawks, and vultures, that hunt animals for food or feed on carrion.

bird of prey

n
(Zoology) 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.

bird′ of prey′


n.
any of the carnivorous birds that seize and fly off with their prey, as an owl or hawk; raptor.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bird of prey - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animalsbird of prey - 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

bird of prey

noun
Related words
adjective raptorial
see birds of prey
Translations
dravec
rovfugl
petolintu
ptica grabljivica
ragadozó madár
猛禽
맹금
rovfågel
นกล่าสัตว์หรือนกเล็กๆ เป็นอาหาร
chim săn mồi

bird of prey

n(uccello) rapace m

bird of prey

طَيْر جارِح dravec rovfugl Raubvogel αρπακτικό ave rapaz petolintu rapace ptica grabljivica rapace 猛禽 맹금 roofvogel rovfugl ptak drapieżny ave de rapina хищная птица rovfågel นกล่าสัตว์หรือนกเล็กๆ เป็นอาหาร yırtıcı kuş chim săn mồi 猛禽
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BIRD OF PRAY Chaddy hits the ground OFF HIS PERCH Wayne, as Chaddy, topples off his bike IN A FLAP Just before impact CHEEP LAUGH Medic smiles as he wheels him off