Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A South American genus of vulturine hawks, of the sub-family Polyborinæ, family Falconidæ, having the nostrils circular, the head partly denuded, the tail normal, and the coloration chiefly black.

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  • The fourth bird was a queer hawk of the genus ibycter, black, with a white belly, naked red cheeks and throat and red legs and feet.

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