English version

bird of prey

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
ldoce_026_ebird of preyˌbird of ˈprey noun (plural birds of prey) [countable]  ldoce_026.png HBBa bird that kills other birds or small animals for food
Examples from the Corpus
bird of preyNo bird of prey hovered overhead, not even the dragonflies disturbed the oily surface of the pond.
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