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- proper noun A taxonomic
subfamilywithin the family Accipitridae— hawk.
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Europe and Asia, to mean any of the species in the subfamily Accipitrinae, which comprises the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis and Megatriorchis.
He or she might say accipitrid to indicate membership in the family Accipitridae, but accipitrine in this context would refer only to one of the accipitrid subfamilies -- the Accipitrinae (the "true" hawks and eagles).