Definition of Pigeon hawk
1. Noun. Small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry.
Generic synonyms: Falcon
Group relationships: Falco, Genus Falco
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Literary usage of Pigeon hawk
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1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"The pigeon hawk ranges very extensively over the United States, and extends its migrations far beyond their limits on either side. ..."
2. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"And now, closely crowded, they would fain escape, but alas! one has been singled out, and in the twinkling of an eye, the pigeon hawk, darting into the ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The American pigeon hawk is 12 to 14 inches long and about 25 in alar extent; ... The pigeon hawk, says Stejneger, is very closely allied to, ..."
4. Algic Researches: Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1839)
"THE pigeon hawk bantered the tortoise for a race,, but the tortoise declined it, unless he would consent to run several days' journey. ..."
5. The Publications of the Champlain Society by Champlain Society (1908)
"Their plumage is greyish, the beak is large and strong, and the claw large. The Duck-hawk [Faucon], the Goshawk [Autour] , and the Pigeon-hawk ..."