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Origin: L, hawk.

1. (Science: ornithology) a genus of rapacious birds; one of the accipitres or raptores.

2. (Science: surgery) a bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

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Hawk & Falcon

... regarding their wing size and shape. Itherefore experience some problems with how to separate a small hawk, like for instance a sparrowhawk( Accipiter nisus ) from a somewhat large falcon, like Falco rusticolus and Falco peregrinus . Are there any characteristics easy to notice, apart from ...

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by Nelsson
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:36 pm
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Topic: Hawk & Falcon
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