a.1.Having a red tail.
Red-tailed hawk
(Zool.) a large North American hawk (Buteo borealis). When adult its tail is chestnut red. Called also hen hawck, and red-tailed buzzard.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A free-living, second-year red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) was presented to the Carolina Raptor Center after being seen down on the ground by a member of the public.
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