(noun) A carnivorous bird of prey that hunts and kills other animals for food, including small birds, fish, mammals, lizards and insects. The Latin word “raptor” means “to seize or capture” and describes how these birds hunt with their large, strong talons and sharply hooked bills. Raptors are also powerful fliers.
There are many species of raptors, including bird families such as eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.
Bird of Prey, Raptorial Bird