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pigeon hawk

Origin of pigeon hawk
An Americanism dating back to 1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was a pigeon hawk, and these little marauders are very saucy.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • The pigeon hawk went forth, confident that she should be successful.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Its nesting habits and eggs will not differ in any manner from those of the pigeon hawk.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • The short-eared owl and especially the pigeon hawk consistently preyed on longspurs.

  • While we are still advancing, a pigeon hawk darts over our heads, going straight for the oasis.

  • This species is similar to the pigeon hawk, but is paler both above and below, and the tail bars are more numerous and white.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • We saw a pigeon hawk, found Partridges paired, and some also in flocks.

  • The habits of this species, which seems to have quite a limited range, are precisely like those of the pigeon hawk.

    Bird Guide Chester A. Reed
British Dictionary definitions for pigeon hawk

pigeon hawk

the North American variety of the merlin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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