a bird of prey

a bird of prey
хищная птица, пернатый хищник

Very high, one of the great birds of prey lazily circled in the blue. (J. B. Priestley, ‘The Doomsday Men’, ch. X) — Большая хищная птица лениво парила высоко в синем небе.

Over Scroggs and his friends the city of Atlanta loomed like the wilful, jealous bird of prey with mighty shadows of wings. (W. Du Bois, ‘Mansart Builds a School’, ch. XVII) — Над Скроггсом и его друзьями город Атланта нависал как упрямая, злобная, хищная птица, распростершая огромные крылья.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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