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red-tailed hawk

 (rĕd′tāld′)
n.
A hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) of North and Central America that feeds primarily on rodents and has a conspicuous reddish-brown tail.

red′-tailed` hawk′


n.
a common North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, with whitish underparts, a dark back, head, and wings, and a reddish brown tail.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
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Noun1.red-tailed hawk - dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tailred-tailed hawk - dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail
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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The following species were recorded in our local Worcester count circle: 3,380 Canada geese, a new high; 17 mute swans; 11 wood ducks, a new high; one American wigeon; 82 American black ducks; 1,842 mallards, a new high; two green-winged teals; 12 greater scaup; 108 common golden-eyes; 82 hooded mergansers; 67 common mergansers; six ruffed grouse; 55 wild turkeys; 12 common loons, tying the record; two double-crested cormorants; two great blue herons; two adult (and one immature) bald eagles; five sharp-shinned hawks; three Cooper's hawks; one red-shouldered hawk; 42 red-tailed hawks, and one peregrine falcon.
The article "Changes in Physiologic Parameters and Effects of Hooding in Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) During Manual Restraint" by Grayson A.
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Abstract: Voriconazole is effective for treatment of aspergillosis, a common disease in captive red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis).
Abstract: Pharmacokinetic data were determined after a single dose of meloxicam in red-tailed hawks (RTH; Buteo jamaicensis) and great horned owls (GHO; Bubo virginianus).
Objective--To evaluate the effects of dorsal versus lateral recumbency on the cardiopulmonary system during isoflurane anesthesia in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis).
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This study investigated AR exposure and toxicosis in four species of birds of prey (red-tailed hawks [Buteo jamaicensis], barred owls [Strix varia], eastern screech owls [Megascops asio] and great horned owls [Bubo virginianus]) presented to a wildlife clinic in Massachusetts.
Therefore, 4 additional red-tailed hawks with no evidence of cardiac disease, similarly anesthetized with isoflurane and oxygen by mask, were opportunistically tested (Table 1).