Hawk

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Description

A medium-sized bird of prey of the genus Accipiter. Hawks are native to the Americas, Eurasia and Africa. They feed on small animals, such as rodents, reptiles, rabbits, and other birds.

Synonyms and Related Terms

falcon; kestrel; harrier; osprey; merlin

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "hawk." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 30 Nov. 2004 .

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