sparrow-hawk

sparrow hawk

noun
1.
a small, short-winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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sparrow hawk
 
n
a very small North American falcon, Falco sparverius, that is closely related to the kestrels

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