Monday, November 22, 2004


Any bird of the genus Accipiter, largest genus of the birds of prey, consisting of about 50 species of falconiform birds, or �bird� hawks, of the family Accipitridae. Sometimes accipiters are referred to as the �true� hawks. They have broad, short wings and comparatively long legs and tail. They range in size from the little sparrowhawk (A. minullus) of Africa,


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