Swainson's hawk

[ sweyn-suhnz ]
/ ˈsweɪn sənz /

noun

a migratory hawk, Buteo swainsoni, of western North America, that winters in southern South America.

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Origin of Swainson's hawk

1890–95, Americanism; named after William Swainson (1789–1855), English naturalist

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