Accipiter



a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds.
Historical Examples

A Dorhawke or kind of accipiter muscarius conceiued to haue its name from feeding upon flies & beetles.
Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk Thomas Browne

This is a near relative of the Indian koel, which bears remarkable resemblance to an American hawk (accipiter cooperi).
Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar

The Cooper hawk (accipiter cooperii) has been recorded nesting in this hickory.
The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation Henry S. Fitch

The Sparrow-hawk (accipiter fringillarius of some authors) will become gentle and tame in captivity.
Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier

Several species of Astur and accipiter (Bazi) feed on small songsters and mice.
The Highlands of Ethiopia William Cornwallis Harris

Then there are two other falconers on foot, one carrying a goshawk and the other a sparrow-hawk (accipiter nisus).
Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar

It is in habits and appearance very like the common sparrow-hawk (accipiter nisus).
Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar

noun
any hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

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