What is a rap­tor?

World of Animals - - Remarkable Raptors -

Rap­tor is an­other term for bird of prey. It’s de­rived from a Latin word mean­ing ‘to seize or cap­ture’ and refers to the hunt­ing style as­so­ci­ated with these im­pres­sive preda­tors. Raptors can usu­ally be recog­nised by their pow­er­ful wings, sharp beaks and talons. Most are of a medium or large size and hunt alone to avoid com­pe­ti­tion.

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