A common North American hawk having reddish-brown shoulders and dark wings with white spots.
- Buteo lineatus.
- Red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, and American crows often fly over my yard and out over the canyon.
- In this corner, dressed in 80-foot pines and graced by six species of woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, blue-winged vireos and 76 other species of birds, is Mother Nature.
- I know blue jays can be trained to talk and mimic just about any bird, but I had only heard them mimic red-shouldered hawks and broad-winged hawks in the wild before.
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Syllabification: red-shoul·dered hawk
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