Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order which contains the diurnal birds of prey: divided by Pycraft into three suborders, Accipitres, birds of prey proper, Serpentarii, the secretary-bird, and Cathartæ, the American vultures.

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  • n. chiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe: falcons; hawks; eagles; ospreys; caracaras; vultures

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