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Synonyms for raptorial

living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

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This genus is independently known through an empirically based division of bird lifestyle into raptorial and nonraptorial.
The raptorial forelegs of members of this genus are used to capture small arthropods (Clausen 1977).
Also, the known locations for the species are inside a sanctuary for raptorial birds, the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
God's intelligence is a hunting bird's, as airborn as it is unknowable, as raptorial as it is heraldic.
A tail feather package for radio-tagging raptorial birds.
The front legs are short and raptorial, enabling them to grasp small prey organisms.
For example, Himalayan snowcocks (Tetraogallus himalayensis), a bird that feeds on grasses, forbs, and sedges, are more vulnerable to raptorial predators in areas where they can forage most efficiently (Bland and Temple 1990).
Because of their large body size (compared to sympatric rodents), locally high densities, and diurnal habits, ground squirrels are important prey for a wide variety of vertebrate predators, including several raptorial birds (Marti et al.
The prothoracic legs are raptorial and are used to grasp and hold females during mating interactions.
Mammal remains from cast pellets of raptorial birds often are of considerable aid in verifying the distribution of small mammals in an area, because raptors frequently prey upon species that are difficult to obtain by conventional collecting methods.
The contribution of raptorial birds to patterning in .
They are sit-and-wait predators that catch bypassing prey with their strongly incrassate, raptorial forelegs.
Woody plants are important for a diversity of bird species as they provide food, cover, sites for nesting, roosting, perching, and observation posts for raptorial birds (Dean et al.