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red-shouldered hawk

[red-shohl-derd] /ˈrɛdˌʃoʊl dərd/
a North American hawk, Buteo lineatus, having rufous shoulders.
Origin of red-shouldered hawk
1805-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One red-shouldered hawk was discovered by investigators, with both of the red-shouldered hawk's legs trapped in a metal leg trap.
  • Within this area, the threatened red-shouldered hawk nests.
  • Great horned owl, pileated woodpecker, and red-shouldered hawk are year-round residents.
  • Larger predatory birds, such as broad-winged and red-shouldered hawk, nest in these woodlands.
  • Cooper's hawk, red-shouldered hawk, and barred owl are also found in the area.

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