sparrow hawk

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sparrow hawk
American kestrel


sparrow hawk ‎(plural sparrow hawks)

  1. A small falcon, Falco sparverius, the American kestrel or American sparrowhawk, that preys on grasshoppers and small animals, which is found in North and South America.
  2. Alternative form of sparrowhawk Eurasian sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus, a small, short-winged European hawk that preys on smaller birds.
Eurasian sparrow hawk


External links[edit]


  • sparrow hawk at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • sparrow hawk” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • sparrow hawk” in Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "sparrow hawk" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.