sharp-shinned hawk
noun Date: circa 1812 a common widely distributed American accipiter (Accipiter striatus) that is grayish above, has a chestnut breast, short rounded wings, and a tail with a notched or square tip when folded — called also sharp-shin

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  • sharp-shinned hawk — rausvaausis vanagas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Accipiter striatus angl. sharp shinned hawk vok. Eckschwanzsperber, m rus. полосатый ястреб, m pranc. épervier brun, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji vanagai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sharp-shinned hawk — /shahrp shind / a North American hawk, Accipiter striatus, having extremely slender legs, a bluish gray back, and a white, rusty barred breast. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharp-shinned hawk — noun The smallest hawk to reside in USA and Canada, which preys on songbirds, Accipiter striatus Syn: Accipiter velox, sharpie, chickenhawk …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • sharp-shinnedhawk — sharp shinned hawk (shärpʹshĭnd ) n. A small North American hawk (Accipiter striatus) that has short rounded wings and a long tail, and preys on other birds. * * * …   Universalium

  • hawk — hawk1 hawklike, adj. /hawk/, n. 1. any of numerous birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, having a short, hooked beak, broad wings, and curved talons, often seen circling or swooping at low altitudes. 2. any of several similar, unrelated birds …   Universalium

  • Hawk — Taxobox name = Hawk fossil range = image width = 180px image caption = Sharp shinned Hawk regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Falconiformes ordo authority = familia = familia authority = subdivision ranks = subdivision = The …   Wikipedia

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