Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk or variants may refer to:

Birds

Sparrowhawk (sometimes Sparrow Hawk) may refer to several species of small hawk in the genus "Accipiter". These include:

* Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk, "A. castanilius"
* Collared Sparrowhawk, "A. cirrocephalus"
* Eurasian Sparrowhawk, "A. nisus"
* Imitator Sparrowhawk, "A. imitator"
* Japanese Sparrowhawk, "A. gularis"
* Levant Sparrowhawk, "A. brevipes"
* Little Sparrowhawk, "A. minullus"
* Madagascar Sparrowhawk, "A. madagascariensis"
* New Britain Sparrowhawk, "A. brachyurus"
* Nicobar Sparrowhawk, "A. butleri"
* Ovampo Sparrowhawk, "A. ovampensis"
* Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, "A. erythropus"
* Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk, "A. rufiventris"
* Rufous-necked Sparrowhawk, "A. erythrauchen"
* Slaty-mantled Sparrowhawk, "A. luteoschistaceus"
* Small Sparrowhawk, "A. nanus"
* Vinous-breasted Sparrowhawk, "A. rhodogaster"
* Frances's Sparrowhawk, "Accipiter francesii", also known as Frances' Goshawk
** Anjouan Island Sparrowhawk, or Ndzuwani Goshawk "Accipiter francesii pusillus", an extremely rare, possibly extinct, subspecies of Frances's Sparrowhawk
* American Kestrel, "Falco sparverius", often incorrectly called a 'Sparrowhawk' or 'Sparrow Hawk'
* Nankeen Kestrel, "Falco cenchroides", may be called a 'Sparrowhawk' on Norfolk Island

hips

* HMS "Sparrowhawk", the name of several ships belonging to the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom

Aircraft

* Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk, a light biplane fighter aircraft, formerly carried by the United States Navy airships USS "Akron" and USS "Macon"
* Soko J-20 Kraguj (English: Soko J-20 Sparrowhawk), Yugoslavian light ground-attack and training aircraft
* Windward Performance SparrowHawk high-performance ultralight sailplane

Other uses

* Operation Epervier (English: Operation Sparrowhawk) (1986–present), codename for the French military presence in Chad
* Sparrowhawk Media, British media company
* "Sparrowhawk", a series of novels by Edward Cline
* The common name of Ged (Earthsea), main protagonist in the "Earthsea" novels by Ursula Le Guin
* In Starfleet Battles and Starfleet Command, this was a class of Romulan light cruiser.


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  • sparrowhawk — ► NOUN 1) a small hawk that preys on small birds. 2) N. Amer. the American kestrel …   English terms dictionary

  • sparrowhawk — sparrow hawk n. 1. A small hawk (Accipter nisus) of Europe, Africa, and central Asia that has short, broad wings and preys on sparrows and other small birds. 2. A small North American falcon (Falco sparverius) that hovers over fields and pastures …   Universalium

  • sparrowhawk — UK [ˈspærəʊˌhɔːk] / US [ˈsperoʊˌhɔk] noun [countable] Word forms sparrowhawk : singular sparrowhawk plural sparrowhawks a small hawk that kills smaller birds for food …   English dictionary

  • sparrowhawk — /ˈspæroʊhɔk / (say sparohhawk) noun 1. → collared sparrowhawk. 2. → nankeen kestrel. 3. any of certain small hawks of the genus Accipiter which prey on birds, especially the Eurasian sparrowhawk, A. nisus, of Eurasia and Africa, used in falconry …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Sparrowhawk — This interesting and unusual surname, derives from the Old English name Spearh(e)afoc , which means literally Sparrow hawk , and as such was found as a personal name before the Norman Conquest of 1066. In its later development as a surname it had …   Surnames reference

  • sparrowhawk — noun A variant spelling of sparrow hawk …   Wiktionary

  • sparrowhawk — spar|row|hawk [ sperou,hɔk ] noun count a small HAWK that kills smaller birds for food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sparrowhawk — n. small hawk that preys small birds; North American kestrel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sparrowhawk — noun a small Old World hawk that preys on small birds. [Accipiter nisus and related species.] ↘N. Amer. the American kestrel …   English new terms dictionary

  • sparrowhawk — n. a small hawk, Accipiter nisus, preying on small birds …   Useful english dictionary

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