any of several buzzards or hawks of the genus Buteo.
- bu·te·o·nine [byoo-tee-oh-nahyn, -nin, byoo-tee-], /ˈbyu ti oʊˌnaɪn, -nɪn, byuˈti-/, adjective, noun
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How to use buteo in a sentence
After 10 minutes of this behavior, a red-tailed hawk (buteo jamaicensis) screamed as it flew overhead.Home Range and Movements of the Eastern Cottontail in Kansas | Donald W. Janes
This species is the connecting link between the vultures and hawks of the genus buteo.Bird Guide | Chester A. Reed
The buteo was not to be driven away easily, and made brave play with beak and talons; but he never had a chance.Everyday Adventures | Samuel Scoville
It was a large hawk, which Lucien, as soon as he saw it, pronounced to be one of the kind known as buzzards (buteo).The Young Voyageurs | Mayne Reid
The Red-tailed Hawk (buteo borealis) of our illustration is young and shows the plumage of the immature form.