raptor


raptor
/rap"teuhr, -tawr/, n.
a raptorial bird.
[1600-10; < L raptor one who seizes by force, robber, equiv. to rap(ere) (see RAPE1) + -tor -TOR]

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In general, any bird of prey, including owls.

The raptors are sometimes restricted to eagles, falcons, hawks, and vultures (birds of the order Falconiformes), all diurnal predators that "seize and carry off" (Latin raptare) their prey.

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      in general, any bird of prey; the term raptor is sometimes restricted to birds of the order Falconiformes (hawks, eagles, falcons, and their allies). See bird of prey.

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