Falconiformes

plural noun Fal·co·ni·for·mes \ (ˌ)falˌkōnəˈfȯr(ˌ)mēz , (ˌ)fȯl- \

Definition of Falconiformes

:an order of chiefly diurnal flesh-eating birds having short stout hooped bills and strong feet with four toes, the young being helpless at hatching and fed in the nest, and including the hawks, eagles, vultures, and related birds — see cathartae , falcones

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Origin and Etymology of falconiformes

New Latin, from Falcon-, Falco + -iformes


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