Definition of Accipiter. Meaning of Accipiter. Synonyms of Accipiter

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Definition of Accipiter

Accipiter
Accipiter Ac*cip"i*ter, n.; pl. E. Accipiters. L. Accipitres. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. 2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

Meaning of Accipiter from wikipedia

- Accipiter is a genus of birds of prey in the family Accipitridae. Most species are called goshawks or sparrowhawks, although all New World species are...
- Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As...
- The northern goshawk (/ˈɡɒshɔːk/; Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other extant diurnal raptors...
- The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species...
- The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae...
- to several species of birds of prey, mainly in the genus Accipiter: Northern goshawk, Accipiter gentilis, often referred to simply as the goshawk, since...
- include: kite (Milvus milvus), sparrow-hawk or sparhawk (Accipiter nisus), goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), kestrel (Falco tinninculus), hobby (Falco subbuteo)...
- several species of small hawk in the genus Accipiter. "Sparrow-hawk" or sparhawk originally referred to Accipiter nisus, now called "Eurasian" or "northern"...
- of Accipiter and the closely related genera Melierax, Urotriorchis, Erythrotriorchis and Megatriorchis. The large and widespread genus Accipiter includes...
- larger-winged, shorter-tailed and fly further distances in open areas than accipiters. Buteos descend or pounce on their prey rather than hunting in a fast...
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