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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History and Etymology for Falconiformes

New Latin, from Falcon-, Falco + -iformes

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“Falconiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Falconiformes. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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