strigiform

strigiform
/strij"euh fawrm'/, adj.
of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls.
[ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig-, s. of strix kind of owl ( < Gk stríx) + NL -iformes -IFORMES]

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 any member of the avian order Strigiformes, the taxonomic group in which all owls are classified. The 180 strigiform species are nocturnal birds of prey, whereas falconiforms (falconiform), such as hawks, eagles, and falcons, are diurnal. See owl.

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