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n. pl. bu·te·os
Any of various broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo.

[Latin būteō, a kind of hawk or falcon.]


a type of American hawk


(ˈbyu tiˌoʊ)

n., pl. -te•os.
any of various soaring hawks of the genus Buteo, of both the Old and New Worlds, having broad wings and a wide, rounded tail.
[1905–10; < New Latin; Latin būteō a kind of hawk or falcon]
bu′te•o•nine` (-ˌənaɪn, -nɪn) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buteo - broad-winged soaring hawksButeo - broad-winged soaring hawks    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
buteonine - any hawk of the genus Buteo
Buteo jamaicensis, redtail, red-tailed hawk - dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail
Buteo lagopus, roughleg, rough-legged hawk - large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers
Buteo lineatus, red-shouldered hawk - North American hawk with reddish brown shoulders
Buteo buteo, buzzard - the common European short-winged hawk
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This study demonstrates that rehabilitated buteos and, with less support, Turkey Vultures, will perch in a captive setting on the supplemental perch we tested, suggesting that it may be possible to divert perching from the energized zone of a pole in the wild.
Red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) belong to the buteos group (Latin for a type of hawk or falcon), which are large hawks with broad wings designed for soaring.
The other common group are Buteos, which include the familiar broad-winged soaring birds like red-tailed, rough-legged and broad wing hawks--and their name in Latin means "buzzard" which they assuredly aren't.
NOUNS: thermal, talon, habitat, predator, prey, osprey, buteos, eyases