A diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase
Carry around and offer (goods) for sale, typically advertising them by shouting
Clear the throat noisily
A plasterer’s square board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar
hawking his wares on the street
Any of various birds of prey with bluish-grey plumage; specifically the sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), the merlin (Falco columbarius), the peregrine (F. peregrinus), and the male hen harrier (Circus cyaneus). Now historical.
The peregrine falcon
Another term for osprey.
Having very good eyesight
A large swift-flying moth with a stout body and narrow forewings, typically feeding on nectar while hovering
A hawklike owl with a small head and long tail, and typically an obscure facial disk
The European nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus.
(In full pine hawkmoth) a large grey hawkmoth, Hyloicus pinastri, whose larvae feed on pine needles.
Falconry a hawk trained to fly at rooks.
a hawk-eyed security guard intercepted him
(1767–1838), American Indian leader, chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians; native name Makataimeshekiakiak. He fought to repossess Indian lands in the Black Hawk War 1832
A small tropical eagle with broad wings and a long tail, and typically a crest
(Of a person) having a nose that is curved like a hawk’s beak
A town on a narrow sand peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Carolina. It was there that, in 1903, the Wright brothers made the first powered airplane flight
Another term for northern harrier.
A bird of prey that catches mice; especially †(a) the short-eared owl, Asio flammeus (obsolete); (b) US the hen harrier, Circus cyaneus; (c) US the rough-legged buzzard, Buteo lagopus (rare).
Another term for merlin.
= poplar hawkmoth.
= privet hawkmoth.
The New Zealand falcon, Falco novaezelandiae.
Any of several birds of prey that are thought to feed on rabbits; especially the red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, and the hen harrier, Circus cyaneus.
A hawk of a type that is reputed to prey on domestic fowl
A North American bird of prey resembling but smaller than the goshawk
An African bird of prey with a bare yellow face, resembling a goshawk but flying like a harrier
A large chocolate-brown buteo with chestnut shoulder patches and a conspicuous white rump and tail band. Popular with falconers, it occurs in arid country from the southwestern US to South America and frequently nests in tall cacti
A hawk frequenting mountainous country; (Caribbean) the hook-billed kite, Chondrohierax uncinatus, of Central and South America and the West Indies.
= nankeen kestrel.
A hawk caught for training while on migration, especially as an immature bird of less than twelve months
Any of various hawks found on the prairies.
A small Old World woodland hawk that preys on small birds
Either of two birds of prey that hunt grouse, the gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus, and the northern goshawk, Accipiter gentilis.
The most common and most widespread hawk of North and Central America, with a reddish tail
A dark-colored, narrow-winged buteo of western North America
A large spider-hunting wasp of the southwestern US
A large hawk, Buteo regalis, of inland grasslands and shrub steppes in North America, occurring in a pale colour morph (which has rusty brown upperparts) and a dark morph (which is chiefly dark brown).
A common North American hawk having reddish-brown shoulders and dark wings with white spots
= rough-legged buzzard.
A large dark European hawk moth with a skull-like marking on the thorax and a very large caterpillar
A migratory day-flying hawk moth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar
The large larva of the privet hawkmoth, which is green with oblique stripes and a tail horn.
Bring phlegm up from the throat
Miss nothing of what is going on around one