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bird of prey

noun [C] uk   ( plural birds of prey) us  
a bird, such as an eagle or a hawk, that kills and eats small birds and animals
Translations of “bird of prey”
in Korean 맹금…
in Arabic طُيور جارِحة…
in Portuguese ave de rapina…
in Catalan ocell de presa…
in Japanese 猛禽(もうきん:大型の肉食鳥)…
in Italian uccello da preda, rapace…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛禽…
in Russian хищная птица…
in Turkish yırtıcı kuş, leşle beslenen kuşlar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛禽…
in Polish ptak drapieżny…
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