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.
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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The photographer allows us a view of exceptional intimacy into a universal moment, a mother feeding her baby--in this case a red-shouldered hawk with a specially caught frog.
A manually restrained red-shouldered hawk showed persistent, marked tachycardia (up to 600 beats/min) during a 25-minute period.
A photo in the Raptors Are the Solution project report mistakenly identified a red-shouldered hawk as a Cooper's hawk.
The oldest boy (about 10 years old) picked up his little two-year-old sister to show her the red-shouldered hawk that he called by name.
Bird species listed as "at risk" or "of special concern" that can be seen here include sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper's hawk, northern goshawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-headed woodpecker, golden-winged warbler, cerulean warbler, vesper sparrow, grasshopper sparrow, American woodcock, willow flycatcher, wood thrush, blue-winged warbler, Canada warbler, yellow-breasted chat and rusty blackbird.
com/photos/kristenolson/4241806180- a sharp-eyed red-shouldered hawk, solid and sturdy, gazing balefully at the camera.
If he's lucky, he'll spot a favorite red-shouldered hawk.
Nesting Ecology of the Red-shouldered Hawk in Pigeon River Country State Forest.
Together, they provide an oasis for diverse species of wildlife, including the cerulean warbler, red-shouldered hawk, great blue heron and woodland orchid.
The region is home to three plant and animal species that have been designated by the state as threatened: the three-awn grass, club moss, and the red-shouldered hawk, although there are currently no red-shouldered hawk nests within the corridor.
As they watched, Rhonda raised the garage door, the red-shouldered hawk hungrily devoured the rat, and the deputy sheriff holstered his gun.
3,8) In a red-shouldered hawk manually restrained for 25 minutes, HR remained close to 600 bpm.