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accipiter
1. A hawk, typically with short broad wings and a long tail; such as, a sparrow hawk or goshawk.
2. A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.
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Terretur minimo pennae stridore columba unguibus, accipiter, saucia facta tuis.
O hawk, the dove that's been wounded by your talons is frightened by the least flutter of a feather.

A Latin idiom. The French, Italians, and Spanish have an equivalent idiom: "A scalded cat is afraid of cold water." Another similar idiom: "A burned child is afraid of a puff of smoke."