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

  Goshawk \Gos"hawk`\, n. [AS. g[=o]shafuc, lit., goosehawk; or
     Icel. g[=a]shaukr. See Goose, and Hawk the bird.] (Zool.)
     Any large hawk of the genus Astur, of which many species
     and varieties are known. The European ({Astur palumbarius)
     and the American ({A. atricapillus) are the best known
     species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity,
     and courage. The Australian goshawk ({A.
     Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]) is pure white.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry
           [syn: goshawk, Accipiter gentilis]

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