bird of prey


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bird of prey

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

[′bərd əv ′prā]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of various carnivorous birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes which feed on meat taken by hunting.
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CUTLINE: (1) Thomas Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility shows off a bald eagle to Joan Goodwin, senior center director.
Henry is not a danger to the public but, for the bird's safety, Warwick Castle's experts are advising people not to approach the bird of prey or try to capture him.
Buzzards, which can have a wing-span of four feet, are Britain's most common bird of prey and are increasingly seen in towns.
Feathered friends: Sophie Kempson, aged six, with an owl and (below) Mike Wakeman from the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre with Troy Billington, aged 11
It is disappointing Mr Pooler chooses to incorrectly suggest the report somehow 'exaggerates' the problem, rather than using the opportunity to condemn those who break the law, particularly as the NGO signed the RSPB's bird of prey campaign pledge asking for more to be done to tackle illegal killing.
The injured bird was cared for overnight by a local bird of prey keeper, who slept next to the kite's cage to look after it
She was brought up by buzzards after her mum, Sable, was artificially inseminated in a unique operation at the National Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire.
You don't really teach a bird of prey how to hunt, anymore than you teach your cat to hunt.
At the launch of Cumberworth First School's new hall, children enjoyed handling birds of prey from the Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue Centre
Several studies have concluded that persecution on intensively managed upland grouse moors is the key issue affecting some bird of prey populations .
Only two pairs of the bird of prey tried to nest in England this year - and failed.
A BIRMINGHAM man who illegally sold an endangered bird of prey has been sent to the City's Crown Court for sentence.