Swainson's hawk

noun
Swain·​son's hawk | \ ˈswān(t)-sənz- How to pronounce Swainson's hawk (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Swainson's hawk

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Swainson's hawk

William Swainson †1855 English naturalist

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“Swainson's hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swainson%27s%20hawk. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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