Definition of bird of prey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bird of prey

BrE BrE//ˌbɜːd əv ˈpreɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɜːrd əv ˈpreɪ//
(pl. birds of prey) Birds
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a bird that hunts and kills other creatures for food. Eagles, hawks and owls are all birds of prey. See related entries: Birds
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bird of prey