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red–tailed hawk

noun \ˈred-ˌtāld-\

: a type of American hawk that has a reddish tail

Full Definition of RED-TAILED HAWK

:  a widely distributed chiefly rodent-eating New World hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) that is usually mottled dusky above and white streaked dusky and tinged with buff below and has a rather short typically reddish tail —called also redtail

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First Known Use of RED-TAILED HAWK

1805

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