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red-tailed hawk

[red-teyld] /ˈrɛdˌteɪld/
a North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, dark brown above, whitish with black streaking below, and having a reddish-brown tail.
1795-1805, Americanism
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Examples for red-tailed hawk
  • 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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