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 for Eagle hawk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hawk \Hawk\ (h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek,
     AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht,
     Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of
     E. heave.] (Zool.)
     One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
     family Falconid[ae]. They differ from the true falcons in
     lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
     having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
     and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
     formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
     word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
     the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
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     Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
           hawk ({Buteo borealis); the red-shouldered ({Buteo
           lineatus); the broad-winged ({Buteo Pennsylvanicus});
           the rough-legged ({Archibuteo lagopus); the
           sharp-shinned ({Accipiter fuscus). See Fishhawk,
           Goshawk, Marsh hawk, under Marsh, Night hawk,
           under Night.
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     Bee hawk (Zool.), the honey buzzard.
  
     Eagle hawk. See under Eagle.
  
     Hawk eagle (Zool.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
        Spiz[ae]tus, or Limn[ae]tus, intermediate between the
        hawks and eagles. There are several species.
  
     Hawk fly (Zool.), a voracious fly of the family
        Asilid[ae]. See Hornet fly, under Hornet.
  
     Hawk moth. (Zool.) See Hawk moth, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Hawk owl. (Zool.)
     (a) A northern owl ({Surnia ulula) of Europe and America. It
         flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
     (b) An owl of India ({Ninox scutellatus).
  
     Hawk's bill (Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
        striking mechanism of a clock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wedge-tailed \Wedge"-tailed"\, a. (Zool.)
     Having a tail which has the middle pair of feathers longest,
     the rest successively and decidedly shorter, and all more or
     less attenuate; -- said of certain birds. See Illust. of
     Wood hoopoe, under Wood.
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     Wedge-tailed+eagle,+an+Australian+eagle+({Aquila+audax">Wedge-tailed eagle, an Australian eagle ({Aquila audax)
        which feeds on various small species of kangaroos, and on
        lambs; -- called also mountain eagle, bold eagle, and
        eagle hawk.
  
     Wedge-tailed+gull,+an+arctic+gull+({Rhodostethia+rosea">Wedge-tailed gull, an arctic gull ({Rhodostethia rosea) in
        which the plumage is tinged with rose; -- called also
        Ross's gull.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eagle \Ea"gle\, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
     named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
     Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]
     1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
        esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle
        is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
        keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
        noted species are the golden eagle ({Aquila
        chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe ({Aquila
        mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle
        ({Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the
        king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and
        also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald
        eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.
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     2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
        dollars.
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     3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
        star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
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     4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
        of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
        standard of any people.
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              Though the Roman eagle shadow thee.   --Tennyson.
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     Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
           under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
           national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
           an emblem a double-headed eagle.
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     Bald eagle. See Bald eagle.
  
     Bold eagle. See under Bold.
  
     Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
        dollars.
  
     Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
        hawk of the genus Morphnus.
  
     Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo,
        and allied genera; as the American great horned owl ({Bubo
        Virginianus), and the allied European species ({B.
        maximus). See Horned owl.
  
     Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
        Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
  
     Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
        ({Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several
        respects, between the eagles and vultures.
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