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aerocolous (adjective), more aerocolous, most aerocolous

Characteristic of species that function in the air.

  • There are some very specialized aerocolous predators of the night; such as, owls and bats; as well as, those of the daylight hours; including eagles, hawks, and falcons.
  • Birds of prey are the largest group of day-flying aerocolous hunters and most of them are primarily meat-eaters.
  • Many of these aerocolous birds have strong wings and some of them fly very high in the sky and save energy by soaring and from such heights they use their exceptional abilities to see and dive down to catch their victims.
  • Some of the aerocolous hunters include vultures, condors, falcons, ospreys, eagles, buzzards, and hawks.
  • Additional aerocolous flying species are seed-eating and fruit-eating birds widely distributed around the world that include great varieties of pigeons, doves, parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, and cuckoos.
  • Owls use their skills mostly as nighttime aerocolous hunters and they have large, forward-facing eyes, that let them see better in dim-light conditions and they also have very sensitive hearing.
  • We should also remember that there are some very fast flying aerocolous swifts and hummingbirds (which can fly backward).
—Source: Smithsonian Natural History, pages 430 to 471.
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