Birds of prey are large carnivorous birds, including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls, that are only occasionally eaten and are often associated with strong beliefs and taboos in most cultures.
Birds of prey are large carnivorous birds with hooked bills and strong feet with sharp claws to hold on and tear flesh. They included those that hunt during the day, like eagles, hawks, and falcons, and those that hunt at night, like owls.
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