sparrowhawk(redirected from American sparrowhawks)
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1. See kestrel.
2. or spar·row·hawk (spăr′ō-hôk′) Any of several small hawks that have short, broad wings and prey on sparrows and other small birds, especially the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.
(Animals) any of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds