Cooper's hawk

Cooper's hawk
noun Etymology: William Cooper died 1864 American naturalist Date: 1828 an American hawk (Accipiter cooperii) that is larger than the similarly colored sharp-shinned hawk and has a more rounded tail

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  • Cooper's hawk — ☆ Cooper s hawk [ko͞op′ərz ] n. [after Wm. Cooper, 19th c. U.S. ornithologist] a medium sized hawk (Accipiter cooperii) with a long, rounded tail and short, rounded wings …   English World dictionary

  • Cooper`s hawk — Kuperio vanagas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Accipiter cooperii angl. Cooper s hawk vok. Rundschwanzsperber, m rus. куперов ястреб, m pranc. épervier de Cooper, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji vanagai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Cooper's hawk — Coo′per s hawk′ n. orn a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a gray back and a rusty breast • Etymology: 1820–30, amer.; after William Cooper (d. 1864), U.S. ornithologist …   From formal English to slang

  • Cooper's hawk — a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish gray back and a rusty breast. [1820 30, Amer.; named after William Cooper (d. 1864), American ornithologist] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cooper's hawk — noun bluish grey North American hawk having a darting flight • Syn: ↑blue darter, ↑Accipiter cooperii • Hypernyms: ↑hawk • Member Holonyms: ↑Accipiter, ↑genus Accipiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cooper's hawk — noun A medium sized hawk found from Canada to northern Mexico. Syn: chickenhawk …   Wiktionary

  • Coop|er's hawk — «KOO puhrz, KUP uhrz», an American hawk colored like the sharp shinned hawk but larger. ╂[< William Cooper, died 1864, an American naturalist] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • hawk — hawk1 [hôk] n. [ME hauk < OE hafoc, akin to Ger habicht, Pol kobuz, falcon] 1. a) any of various accipitrine birds having short, rounded wings and a long tail and legs, as Cooper s hawk, goshawk, and the harriers b) loosely any of various… …   English World dictionary

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