Swainson's hawk

noun Swain·son's hawk \ˈswān(t)-sənz-\

Definition of Swainson's hawk

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

Origin and Etymology of swainson's hawk

William Swainson †1855 English naturalist

First Known Use: 1895

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