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The term hawk can be uised in several ways:

Hawk sichtit in Toronto afore the Fields Institute.

The common names o birds in sindry pairts o the warld aften uises hawk in the seicont sense. For example, the Osprey or "fish hawk"; or, in North Americae, the various Buteo species (e.g., the Reid-tailed Hawk, B. jamaicensis).

In February 2005, the Canadae ornithologist Louis Lefebvre annoonced a method o meisurin avian "IQ" in terms o their innovation in feedin haunts.[1] Hawks wis named amang the maist intelligent birds based on his scale. Hawks is widely reputit tae hae visual acuity several times that o a normal human being. This is due tae the mony photoreceptors in the retina (up tae 1,000,000 per square mm for Buteo, against 200,000 for humans), an exceptional nummer o nerves connectin thir receptors tae the harns, an an indentit fovea that magnifees the central portion o the veesual field.[2][3]

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  1. EurekAlert! Public News List:Bird IQ test takes flight - Dr. Lefebvre's AAAS presentation - Feeding innovations and forebrain size in birds (Monday, February 21, 2005)Part of the symposium: Mind, Brain and Behavior
  2. "Hawks". Avianweb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  3. Kirschbaum, Kari. "Family Accipitridae". AnimalDiversity Web. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 

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