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synonyms for raptor

  • beast of prey
  • predator
  • raptorial bird
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How to use raptor in a sentence

After high school, they drove a Chevy out west on dirt roads, catching raptors en route, and published an article about the experience in National Geographic.
THE UNEXPECTED JOYS OF A SHABBY WILDFLOWER GUIDEJVERSTEEGHSEPTEMBER 3, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
They might be expected to shun company, in typical raptor fashion, yet they bring a corvid’s social nature to their encounters with others.
A PARTICULAR FASCINATION WITH A PECULIAR BIRDKAREN SANDSTROMMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The bad news is that nearly all of the established routes are closed from March through August to allow raptors to breed in peace.
THE ULTIMATE ARCHES NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL GUIDESHAWNTÉ SALABERTAPRIL 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Migrating raptors are all but guaranteed to be soaring over Cadillac Mountain from mid-August to mid-October.
THE ULTIMATE ACADIA NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL GUIDEVIRGINIA M. WRIGHTFEBRUARY 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In the off-season, I’d trained in raptor handling at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and had learned that hesitation with a defensive raptor doesn’t do anyone any good.
THE QUEST TO SNARE—AND SAVE—THE WORLD’S LARGEST OWLJONATHAN SLAGHTAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The latter seemed to regard the owl as the greater enemy, but ordinarily any large raptor arouses their hostility.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI KITE IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSASHENRY S. FITCH
Like its smaller relatives the Sharp-shin and Cooper's Hawks, this powerful raptor is a relentless hunter of birds.
WHAT BIRD IS THAT?FRANK M. CHAPMAN
The shell is polished and exceedingly fragile, a rare thing in the eggs of a raptor.
ARGENTINE ORNITHOLOGY, VOLUME II (OF 2)P. L. SCLATER
The braincase of the skull is crushed in three places as though by a raptor's beak.
AMERICAN WEASELSE. RAYMOND HALL
White excreta of a large bird beside the carcass indicated predation by a raptor, probably a horned owl.
ECOLOGY OF THE OPOSSUM ON A NATURAL AREA IN NORTHEASTERN KANSASHENRY S. FITCH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO RAPTOR

  • beast of prey
  • predator
  • raptor
  • raptorial bird
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.