swain son hawks

Swainson's hawk

[sweyn-suhnz]
noun
a migratory hawk, Buteo swainsoni, of western North America, that winters in southern South America.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; named after William Swainson (1789–1855), English naturalist

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