Definition of bird of prey in English:

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bird of prey

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noun

A predatory bird, distinguished by a hooked bill and sharp talons; a raptor.
  • Orders Falconiformes (the diurnal birds of prey) and Strigiformes (the owls).
Example sentences
  • The hen harrier is a bird of prey and can be recognised by its long legs and broad wing span some also have a ruffle of feathers around the face.
  • This poem vividly portrays the unique characteristics of the osprey, a bird of prey, which feeds on fish.
  • Unlike birds of prey, the talons of Old World vultures are relatively weak and unsuitable as weapons of attack.

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Syllabification: bird of prey

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