CarnivorousEating the flesh of vertebrate animals. Although a raptor or an owl (order Strigiformes) forms the obvious example of a carnivore among birds, others also qualify for this description, for example the piscivorous types, the shrikes (family Laniidae) and the crows (family Corvidae).
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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