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red-shouldered hawk

[red-shohl-derd] /ˈrɛdˌʃoʊl dərd/
a North American hawk, Buteo lineatus, having rufous shoulders.
Origin of red-shouldered hawk
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He will imitate the red-shouldered hawk and the sparrow hawk and I suspect him of mixing it in conversation with the flicker.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • Then one day a red-shouldered hawk seized the bait in one of the traps, and was caught.

    Ways of Nature John Burroughs
  • Overhead we often heard the squeal of the red-shouldered hawk, sounding almost like the cry of the blue jay.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • While we watched them, a red-shouldered hawk unwarily approached the Gap.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The flight of the red-shouldered hawk is slow, but steady and strong with a regular beat of the wings.

  • But the red-shouldered hawk is not on pleasure bent much of the time.

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