bird of prey
- a bird that feeds on animal flesh, distinguished by a hooked bill and sharp talons; a raptor.
noun: bird of prey, plural noun: birds of prey
- IPA[bərd əv]
- a predatory bird, distinguished by a hooked bill and sharp talons; a raptor.
Oxford American Dictionary
... by larger animals that were in turn eaten by the birds of prey. After the hawks had eaten a number of these...
...mountain, while digging its talons into the rock. The eagle, a bird of prey, of strength, size, gracefulness, keen vision and power of flight, is pictured...