Accipiter


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Accipiter

 

a genus of hawks (order Falconiformes). Accipiters are adapted to hunting in the forest. They have short wings with a swept-back tip and a long tail, which accounts for their ability to fly skillfully among trees while pursuing prey. The feet are strong, with long, sharp claws. The birds have a keen sense of hearing.

Accipiters nest in trees. There are two to six eggs, of a single color or spotted, per clutch. The female does most of the brooding. The young stay for a very long time in the nest and are fed by both parents. Accipiters feed largely on small mammals and birds, occasionally eating amphibians, reptiles, and insects. The 52 species are widely distributed, absent only in arctic, antarctic, and forestless desert regions. The USSR has five species: the goshawk, sparrow hawk, A. brevipes, A. virgatus, and the Chinese sparrow hawk (A. nisus).

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Table 1--Estimated coefficients, SE, and odds ratios for variables in the model that best explained presence of urban-nesting Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, 1995-1996.
Reference hematologic parameters have been published for multiple species of raptors found in North America, including peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), (2,7,13) gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), (7,14) sharp-shinned hawks (Accipiter striatus), (1,15) Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) (COHA), (1,6) bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (BAEA), (9,16-18) golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), (17) California condors (Gymnogyps californianus), (5) red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) (RTHA), (11,17,19) Harris's hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus), (13,17) Swainson's hawks (Buteo swainsoni), (10) barn owls (Tyto alba), (12,18) and great-horned owls (Bubo virginianus) (GHOW).
Stamina won the day in the Blackmore Vale `National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle when the well-supported 7-2 chance Accipiter dominated for most of the way under Tom Best.
Serum chemistry panels and complete mineral and heavy metal screens were performed on blood samples from eight adult northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) breeding in Pennsylvania.
So True went on to produce the progressive miler Bomb Alaska, winner of the Listed Ben Marshall Stakes, while her half-sister Accuracy also bred the smart jumpers Brave Tornado and Accipiter. Accuracy's Shavian daughter, Star Precision, was also Listed-placed and is still a member of Swire's broodmare band.
(Eg, if Accipiter is a selection, write the numbers 1000 in the four boxes provided).
Accipiter will take a lot of beating in the EBF Sunderlands `NH' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final.
Now 82, she was a long-time owner with Toby Balding; Sea Freedom (1997 Ascot Stakes) and Accipiter (2004 Sefton Novices' Hurdle) were her best winners.
Accipiter will take a lot of beating in the EBF Sunderlands `NH'Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final.
(29,30) Pinched-off feathers have been described in different raptor species, such as the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), (32-34) the lizard buzzard (Kaupifalco monogrammicus), (31) and the common buzzard (Buteo buteo).
Former jockey Tom Best, renowned for his association with Accipiter, is very much a partner in the business even though his brother Jim holds the licence.