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red-tailed hawk

[red-teyld]
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noun
  1. a North American hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, dark brown above, whitish with black streaking below, and having a reddish-brown tail.

Origin of red-tailed hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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