Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a small North American hawk (Accipiter striatus) with a dark-gray back and a barred, reddish-and-white breast, feeding mainly on small birds
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small North American hawk (Accipiter striatus) that has short rounded wings and a long tail, and preys on other birds.