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Birds of Prey ['bərds] [əv] ['prā]
A carnivorous bird (as a hawk, falcon, or vulture) that feeds wholly or chiefly on meat taken by hunting or on carrion.

Birds of Prey are raptors. The word 'raptor' comes from the Latin word, rapere, which means to seize or capture. That's one of the things raptors do best. They are great hunters. They have special adaptations that make them unique in the natural world.

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