red-shouldered hawk

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red-shoul·​dered hawk | \ ˈred-ˌshōl-dərd- How to pronounce red-shouldered hawk (audio) \

Definition of red-shouldered hawk

: a common North American hawk (Buteo lineatus) that has a banded tail and a light spot on the underside of the wings toward the tips

First Known Use of red-shouldered hawk

1812, in the meaning defined above

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