Bird-of-prey meaning

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Any of various carnivorous birds, such as eagles, hawks, and vultures, that hunt animals for food or feed on carrion.
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Any of an order (Falconiformes) of diurnal birds with sharp claws and hooked bills that capture, kill, and eat other animals or feed chiefly on carrion, such as hawks, falcons, vultures, and the osprey.
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Any such nocturnal bird, as the owl.
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A carnivorous bird that hunts for its food, especially one that preys on vertebrates.
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