eyrie

An eyrie is the nest of a bird of prey such as an eagle or hawk. Eyries are perched high, in tall trees or on cliffs.

You've probably seen a bird's nest or two, but you may not have seen an eyrie. That's because eyries are very high up. Some eyries are in enormous trees, while others are on the sides of cliffs and mountains. This keeps the bird's nest very safe from other animals, but the birds who make eyries are dangerous: hunting birds such as eagles, falcons, and hawks. After killing and eating its prey, an eagle will return to its eyrie.

Definitions of eyrie
  1. noun
    the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
    synonyms: aerie, aery, eyry
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    type of:
    bird nest, bird's nest, birdnest
    nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
  2. noun
    any habitation at a high altitude
    synonyms: aerie, aery, eyry
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    type of:
    habitation
    the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
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