Definition of red-tailed hawk in English:

red-tailed hawk

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noun

  • The commonest and most widespread buzzard of North and Central America, with a reddish tail.
    • Buteo jamaicensis, family Accipitridae
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    • 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.

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