Definition of Order raptores
1. Noun. Term used in former classifications; erroneously grouped together birds of the orders Falconiformes and Strigiformes.
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Literary usage of Order raptores
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1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"The back is olive- brown, the crown and sides of the throat are deep grayish bluc, throat black, line beneath the eye white. order raptores. BIRDS OF PREY. ..."
2. Ornithology by Geological Survey of California, James Graham Cooper (1870)
"order raptores. CHAR. Base of upper mandible with a soft skin or cere. Upper mandible compressed; its point curving down over that of the lower, ..."
3. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Order RAPTORES. THIS Order, the members of which perform such important offices in the great scheme of nature, is but feebly represented in Australia as ..."
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