red-shouldered hawk

[red-shohl-derd]
noun
a North American hawk, Buteo lineatus, having rufous shoulders.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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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.
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