Harlan's hawk

noun

Har·​lan's hawk
ˈhärlənz-
: a hawk (Buteo harlani) of the southern U.S. that is similar to but darker than the red-tailed hawk

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Etymology

after Richard Harlan †1843 American physician and naturalist

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“Harlan's hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Harlan%27s%20hawk. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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