falconiform


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Related to falconiform: order Falconiformes

falconiform

a strong, fierce and large, diurnal bird of prey, of the order Falconiformes. Prey is warm-blooded vertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians; some eat carrion. With the nocturnal predators, the falconiforms comprise the raptors. The group includes Old World and New World vultures, hawks, harriers, eagles, sea-eagles, buzzards, osprey, falcons and secretary bird.