Swainson's hawk

Swain·son's hawk

noun \ˈswān(t)-sənz-\

Definition of SWAINSON'S HAWK

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


William Swainson †1855 English naturalist
First Known Use: 1895


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