- Any of various predatory birds of the hawk family Accipitridae, having a long, often forked tail and long pointed wings.
- Any of various large birds of prey of the New World family Cathartidae or of the Old World family Accipitridae, characteristically having dark plumage and a featherless head and neck and generally feeding on carrion.
- Any of various large diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, including members of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus, characterized by a powerful hooked bill, keen vision, long broad wings, and strong, soaring flight.
- any of various predatory birds of the hawk family Accipitridae,having a long,often forked tail and long pointed wings
- any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals