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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.
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(Animals) a very small North American falcon, Falco sparverius, that is closely related to the kestrels
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a small, short-winged Eurasian hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.
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|Noun||1.||sparrow hawk - small North American falcon |
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
|2.||sparrow hawk - small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa|
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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