What does sparrow hawk mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term sparrow hawk:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparrow hawk, American kestrel, kestrel, Falco sparverius(noun)

    small North American falcon

  2. sparrow hawk, Accipiter nisus(noun)

    small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa


  1. sparrow hawk(Noun)

    A species of small falcon, Falco sparverius, that preys grasshoppers and small mammals.

  2. sparrow hawk(Noun)

    A small, short-winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.

  3. Origin: From sparhauk, sperhauk, from spearhafoc, spearhabuc, equivalent to. Cognate with spurvehøg, sparvhök, sparrhaukur.


  1. sparrow hawk

    A sparrow hawk, otherwise known as an American kestrel or falcon, is a small, brightly colored bird of prey known for its speed and agility. It is common in North and South America and usually preys on small creatures like insects, birds, and reptiles. Aside from its small size, it can be identified by its sharp, hooked beak and talons. It is also known for its distinctive flight pattern which often includes hovering.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparrow hawk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparrow hawk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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