goshawk definition

  • noun:
    • A large powerful hawk (Accipiter gentilis) having wide curved wings, an extended tail, and gray or brownish plumage.
    • some of several comparable or related hawks.
    • Any of a few wild birds of prey, principally in genus, Accipiter.
    • Any huge hawk associated with genus Astur, that many species and types tend to be understood. The European (Astur palumbarius) together with United states (A. atricapillus) are the most commonly known types. They have been mentioned for their effective journey, activity, and nerve. The Australian goshawk (A. Novæ-Hollandiæ) is pure white.
    • a sizable noble hawk, Astur palumbarius, of subfamily Accipitrinæ and family Falconidæ; the goose-hawk.
    • large hawk of Eurasia and North America found in falconry

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