American kestrel

noun
small North American falcon
Hypernyms: ↑falcon
Member Holonyms: ↑Falco, ↑genus Falco

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A

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a small American falcon, Falco sparverius, that preys esp. on grasshoppers and small mammals. Also called sparrow hawk.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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