American sparrow hawk

воробьиная пустельга (Falco sparverius)
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воробьиная пустельга

English-russian biological dictionary. 2013.

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  • Sparrow hawk — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sparrow hawk — n. [ME sparowhawke: so named from preying on sparrows] 1. any of certain Eurasian hawks; esp., a small hawk (Accipiter nisus) with short, rounded wings ☆ 2. AMERICAN KESTREL …   English World dictionary

  • sparrow hawk — 1. a small, short winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds. 2. See American kestrel. [1400 50; late ME] * * * Small hawk (usually genus Accipiter, family Accipitridae), found in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Sparrow hawks… …   Universalium

  • sparrow hawk — noun 1. small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa • Syn: ↑Accipiter nisus • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipiter, ↑genus Accipiter 2. small North American falcon …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparrow hawk — noun a) A species of small falcon, Falco sparverius, that preys grasshoppers and small mammals. b) A small, short winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds. Syn: American kestrel, Eurasian sparrowhawk …   Wiktionary

  • hawk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. falcon, buzzard, kite, harrier, etc.; [hard or racking] cough; informal, hard liner, warmonger. See warfare, disease. v. peddle. See sale. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A member of the Accipitridae] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Sparrow — Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparrow bill — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparrow owl — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparrow spear — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawk — /hawk/, n. Mil. a medium range, mobile U.S. surface to air missile system. [H(oming) A(ll the) W(ay) K(iller)] * * * I Any of many small to medium sized, diurnal birds of prey, particularly those in the genus Accipiter. The term is often applied… …   Universalium

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