sparrow hawk

Definitions of sparrow hawk
  1. noun
    small North American falcon
    synonyms: American kestrel, Falco sparverius, kestrel
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    type of:
    falcon
    diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
  2. noun
    small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa
    synonyms: Accipiter nisus
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    type of:
    hawk
    diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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