red-tailed hawk


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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