ferruginous hawk

noun

Definition of ferruginous hawk

: a large hawk (Buteo regalis) of western North America that is typically rust-colored above and white below with long tapered wings

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Recent Examples on the Web Birders should also expect to see arriving winter raptors like ferruginous hawks, sharp-shinned hawks and merlin. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ladder-backed woodpecker is fond of the desert," 19 Sep. 2019 Most were red-tailed hawks, though at least one owl and a ferruginous hawk rarely seen in Northern California were recovered, Foy said. Ryan Sabalow And Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Man accused in California’s largest raptor poaching case left hawk carcasses to rot," 15 Mar. 2018 Most were red-tailed hawks, but other birds killed included an owl, at least one magpie songbird, and North America's largest hawk, the migratory ferruginous hawk. Fox News, "More than 100 dead hawks, other birds found on Northern California property," 15 Mar. 2018 Most were red-tailed hawks, though at least one owl and a ferruginous hawk rarely seen in Northern California were recovered, Foy said. Ryan Sabalow And Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Man accused in California’s largest raptor poaching case left hawk carcasses to rot," 15 Mar. 2018 Most were red-tailed hawks, but other birds killed included an owl, at least one magpie songbird, and North America's largest hawk, the migratory ferruginous hawk. Fox News, "More than 100 dead hawks, other birds found on Northern California property," 15 Mar. 2018 Most were red-tailed hawks, though at least one owl and a ferruginous hawk rarely seen in Northern California were recovered and sent to a CDFW Wildlife Investigations Laboratory in Rancho Cordova for positive identification. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Largest raptor poaching haul in state history uncovered in Lassen County, officials say | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018 Participants can expect to see as many as 12 different raptor species, including golden and bald eagles, and ferruginous hawks. Ernie Cowan Outdoors, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Park Champion volunteers sought," 17 Jan. 2018

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circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Ferruginous hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferruginous%20hawk. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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