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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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The second half of the book includes species accounts for each of the 34 species covered: three vultures, two eagles, osprey, twelve buteos, three accipiters, harrier, five kites, and seven falcons.
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.
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I don't often feel envy when watching birds, but these buteos didn't seem to have a care in the world - no need to find roofers or plumbers for them, and I don't think supermarket stress is ever a problem .
Craftsmen from villages set up booths and sell their juried crafts: buteos, colcha embroidery, furniture, reredos, straw inlay, and tinware.
Neotropical buteos generally search from perches and initiate attacks once prey is detected (Panasci and Whitacre 2000).
And the big buteos stand less chance of colliding with your patio windows .
Northern Harriers (n = 30) were the most commonly observed raptor at leks followed by Swainson's Hawks (n = 11), other buteos (n = 9), falcons (n = 5), and accipiters (n = 2).
We examined the spatial partitioning of breeding territories among all three Buteos in shortgrass prairie due to the potential niche overlap and the propensity for Swainson's Hawks to aggressively exclude other species (Schmutz et al.
Development of 19 microsatellite loci for Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni) and other Buteos.
islandendemic, Neotropic, Nearctic, and Palearctic buteos, etc.