red-shouldered hawk

noun
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

Examples of red-shouldered hawk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The red-shouldered hawk in the shot above seems to be nabbing a breakfast critter from atop my gravity feeder. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "Our 21 Favorite Trail Camera Photos," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of red-shouldered hawk

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Red-shouldered hawk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-shouldered%20hawk. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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