Definition of Accipiter nisus

1. Noun. Small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa.

Exact synonyms: Sparrow Hawk
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Group relationships: Accipiter, Genus Accipiter



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accipiter Nisus

Acarnanian
Acarnanians
Acarus
Acarus balatus
Acarus folliculorum
Acarus gallinae
Acarus hordei
Acarus rhizoglypticus hyacinthi
Acarus scabiei
Accad
Accadian
Accadians
Accho
Accipiter cooperii
Accipiter gentilis
Accipiter nisus (current term)
Accipitridae
Accipitriformes
Accra
Accrington
Accy
Aceh
Acehnese
Acela
Acer
Acer argutum
Acer campestre
Acer circinatum
Acer glabrum
Acer japonicum

Literary usage of Accipiter nisus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"Generally a dark gular stripe; 7 or8 dark bars on 4th quill in adults A. nitus, p.. on 4th quill in adults A. virgatus, p. 404. 1247. Accipiter nisus. ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"About thirty species are known to science. I. THE COMMON SPARROW-HAWK. ACCIPITER NISUS. Falco nisus, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 130 (1766). Accipiter nisus, Newt. ..."

3. A Catalogue of the Birds in the Museum of the Hon. East-India Company by East India Company Museum, Frederic Moore, Thomas Horsfield (1858)
"43. Accipiter nisus, Linn. Sp Falco nisus, Linn. SNI p. 130. Lath., Hist. p. 131. Accipiter nisus, Pallas, Zoog. I. p. 370. GB Gray, Gen. of Birds, I. p. ..."

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