sparrow hawk


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sparrow hawk

n.
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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sparrow hawk

n
(Animals) a very small North American falcon, Falco sparverius, that is closely related to the kestrels
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spar′row hawk`


n.
a small, short-winged Eurasian hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparrow hawk - small North American falconsparrow hawk - small North American falcon    
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
2.sparrow hawk - small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africasparrow hawk - small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Accipiter, genus Accipiter - type genus of the family Accipitridae
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Translations
krahujec obecnýpoštolka pestrá
raudkull
amerikantuulihaukkavarpushaukka
karvaly
sparrhaukur
accipiter
paukštvanagis
skobec
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