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  • (n): the American sparrow hawk, which is not a hawk, but a small falcon. Common, or folk names of record include: bastard hawk, bullet-hawk, chicken-hawk, cleek-cleek, cliff-hawk, desert sparrow-hawk, house-hawk, killy-killy, little brown hawk, mouse-hawk, rusty-crowned falcon, short-winged hawk, tilly, windhover, wood bird.

    January 7, 2009

  • Officially known as the American Kestrel. The "killy" comes from the sound of one of its vocalizations.

    January 8, 2009

  • Kestrel and Sparrow might go on somebody's list for possible girls names. for all I know some celebrity with a penchant for uncommon or oddball names has already claimed the names for their offspring already.

    January 8, 2009