Definition of red-tailed hawk in English:

Share this entry

red-tailed hawk

noun

The most common and most widespread hawk of North and Central America, with a reddish tail.
  • Buteo jamaicensis, family Accipitridae
Example sentences
  • It also provides breathing room for raptors such as prairie falcons, golden eagles, and red-tailed hawks.
  • If you see the red tail on an adult red-tailed hawk, one of the most common hawks in these parts, you don't have to look any further.
  • Instead they are eaten primarily by large birds, such as great-horned owls and red-tailed hawks.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.