jalohaukka

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Etymology[edit]

jalo (noble) +‎ haukka (hawk)

Noun[edit]

jalohaukka

  1. A bird of prey of the taxonomic family Falconidae, which includes eleven genera of falcons, falconets and caracaras.
  2. A bird of the genus Falco within the family Falconidae, which includes falcons, kestrels, hobbies, and the merlin.
  3. In plural (jalohaukat) the family Falconidae or the genus Falco.

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Usage notes[edit]

To avoid the obvious possibility for confusion the genus Falco may also be called aitojalohaukat (true falcons). The other genera in the family Falconidae are called:

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