red-shouldered hawk

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red-should·ered hawk

A medium-sized North American hawk (Buteo lineatus) having rufous shoulder feathers and usually found in lowland woods.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: hawk - North American hawk with reddish brown shouldersred-shouldered hawk - North American hawk with reddish brown shoulders
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Buteo, genus Buteo - broad-winged soaring hawks
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