sparrow hawk

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.

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