sharp-shinned hawk

noun \ ˈshärp-ˈshind- \

Definition of sharp-shinned hawk

: a common widely distributed American accipiter (Accipiter striatus) that is grayish above, has a chestnut breast, short rounded wings, and a tail with a notched or square tip when folded called also sharp-shin

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circa 1812


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