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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of ferruginous hawk

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferruginous hawk was circa 1875

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“Ferruginous hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferruginous%20hawk. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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