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BIRD PREY [1 record]

Record 1 2002-03-20


Subject field(s)
  • Birds

The term "birds of prey" is commonly accepted as referring to owls and the group of birds known as falconiformes.


The birds of prey differ from the generality of birds in that the females are considerably larger than the males.

Key term(s)
  • birds of prey


  • Oiseaux

Oiseau carnivore, aux doigts armés d'ongles forts et crochus. (serre)


Les oiseaux de proie, à bec crochu, dont la pointe aiguë se recourbe en bas; ils ont les pieds courts et les doigts armés d'ongles très forts.

Key term(s)
  • oiseaux de proie


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Aves
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