Harris's hawk

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noun Har·ris's hawk \ˈher-ə-səz-, ˈha-rə-\

Definition of Harris's hawk

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of harris's hawk

Edward Harris †1863 American naturalist


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