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 ...
Despite their prevalence, little is known about the stress response in raptorial bird species.
The goal of this study was to determine if manual restraint in a raptorial bird species resulted in physiological changes similar to those seen in nonraptorial birds, and to assess the effect of hooding on such changes.
Comparative studies on the diagnostic value of conventional radiography and computed tomography in evaluating the heads of psittacine and raptorial birds. J Avian Med Surg.
Additionally, it was expected that the measurements would give insights into microclimates in the glen, and information regarding the strategic and dynamic flight planning of these raptorial birds.
(1998) Morbidity and mortality in free-living raptorial birds of northern California: a retrospective study, 1983-1994.
Mortality and morbidity associated with gunshot in raptorial birds from the province of Quebec: 1986 to 2007.
Accordingly, woody plants are important for a diversity of bird species as they provide cover, and observation posts for raptorial birds (Ffolliott et al., 2011).
As the provincial disease specialist for Ontario, his research interests extended to other cervids, large predators, furbearers, upland game and raptorial birds. He revised and ex-panded the Manual of Common Parasites, Diseases, and Anomalies in Wildlife of Ontario and co-authored the extensive Bibliography of Parasites and Diseases of Ontario Wildlife and chapters on diseases of furbearers and on tularaemia in Wild Furbearer Management and Conservation in North America and in Infectious Disease of Wild Mammals, respectively.