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Swainson's hawk

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noun Swain·son's hawk \ˈswān(t)-sənz-\

Definition of Swainson's hawk

  1. :  a buteo (Buteo swainsonii) chiefly of western North America and South America having pointed wings and usually a dark breast



Origin and Etymology of swainson's hawk

William Swainson †1855 English naturalist


First Known Use: 1895


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