Harris's hawk

noun
Har·​ris's hawk | \ ˈher-ə-səz- How to pronounce Harris's hawk (audio) , ˈha-rə- \

Definition of Harris's hawk

: a black hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) found from the southwestern U.S. to South America that has brown shoulders and conspicuous white markings on the rump and tail

called also Harris hawk

First Known Use of Harris's hawk

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Harris's hawk

Edward Harris †1863 American naturalist

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“Harris's hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Harris%27s%20hawk. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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