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Noun: sparrow hawk  sper-ow hok [N. Amer], spa-row hok [Brit]
  1. Small North American falcon
    - American kestrel, kestrel, Falco sparverius
  2. Small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa
    - Accipiter nisus

Derived forms: sparrow hawks

Type of: falcon, hawk

Part of: Accipiter, Falco, genus Accipiter, genus Falco

Encyclopedia: Sparrow hawk