Small hawk (usually genus Accipiter, family Accipitridae), found in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Sparrow hawks are gray above, barred-white below, and sometimes have white tail bars. They eat insects and small birds and mammals. The American kestrel is also called sparrow hawk.
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Grinning as He Left Court -Youth Who Drove over a Rare Bird in Cold Blood; Diners' Shock as Teenager Killed Sparrow Hawk outside Restaurant Window
Jan 20, 2004; Byline: DEREK BELLIS and ANDREW FORGRAVE A FAMILY watched in horror as a 19-year-old pigeon fancier deliberately ran over a bird...