red-tailed hawk

[red-teyld]
noun
a North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, dark brown above, whitish with black streaking below, and having a reddish-brown tail.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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Overhead, a red-tailed hawk screamed out its call, agitating the little brown birds at the water's edge.
Features a red-tailed hawk engraving, augmented by a natural woodgrain handle and gold lettering.
The great horned owl is the nighttime counterpart to the red-tailed hawk.
Habitat of the mountain sheep, golden eagle and red-tailed hawk.
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