goshawk


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gos·hawk

 (gŏs′hôk′)
n.
Any of several large, powerful accipiters, especially the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), having broad rounded wings and a long tail.

[Middle English goshauk, from Old English gōshafoc : gōs, goose; see goose + hafoc, hawk; see hawk1.]

goshawk

(ˈɡɒsˌhɔːk)
n
(Animals) a large hawk, Accipiter gentilis, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having a bluish-grey back and wings and paler underparts: used in falconry
[Old English gōshafoc; see goose1, hawk1]

gos•hawk

(ˈgɒsˌhɔk)

n.
any of several robust short-winged hawks, esp. Accipiter gentilis, of North America and Eurasia.
[before 1000; Middle English goshauk, Old English gōshafoc. See goose, hawk1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goshawk - large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconrygoshawk - large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Accipiter, genus Accipiter - type genus of the family Accipitridae
Translations

goshawk

[ˈgɒshɔːk] Nazor m

goshawk

n(Hühner)habicht m

goshawk

[ˈgɒsˌhɔːk] nastore m nostrano
References in classic literature ?
I met a goshawk on my way home, and the bird informed me that he had lately been to Oz to capture and devour some of the young chickens.
We must, then, on our road again, and I hope from my heart that you may train these two young goshawks here until they are ready for a cast even at such a quarry as you speak of."
The footage showed that a jay had been used as a lure in a cage-style trap which had caught a rare goshawk.
But being an overly optimistic ornithology professor, I desperately wanted my students to see a northern goshawk, the fierce and elusive bird of our northern forests.
It's because the one time lead singer of 'snot 'n' roll' band The Tax Exiles has spent the last two years making an intimate, up close and personal film about the goshawk, the elusive and endangered British bird of prey which was once almost hunted to extinction.
young The 60-year-old, who has been racing pigeons since he was five, said his birds were recently attacked by a goshawk while in their loft.
In the depths of Mortimer Forest, a sprawling patchwork of pine and larch close to the historic Shropshire town of Ludlow, the haunting scream of the goshawk rings out louder than ever.
But the remains of tawny owls and kestrels are found near goshawk nests.
Brynn McDonagh, 28, of Fryer Road, West Heath, pleaded guilty at a City magistrates' court to selling a Goshawk between September 1 and 30 last year and possessing an unregistered Merlin.
all species are fully protected and there are only 410 nesting goshawk pairs in the UK - but RsPB investigators said they were "deliberately lured".
The male goshawk was taken from an aviary in the rear garden of a property in Batthouse Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
A MAN who disturbed the nest of a rare goshawk bird has been banned from every national park in the UK for a year.