Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a red tail.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a large North American hawk (Buteo borealis). When adult its tail is chestnut red. Called also hen hawck, and red-tailed buzzard.

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Examples

  • And to make it more confusing, the English use different words than we do; for instance, their buzzards aren’t our vultures, but what we would call our red-tailed and ferruginous hawks.

    Birdology

  • If these were the old residents they must have been disappointed as the cliff was alive with falcons and eagles and red-tailed hawks.

    Bird Cloud

  • There were so many jealous and territorial birds around—within half a mile two pairs of goldens, red-tailed hawks, one pair of peregrine falcons, and a little farther west the raven family and the fierce prairie falcons—that any one of them might have seen the osprey as an interloper.

    Bird Cloud

  • If these were the old residents they must have been disappointed as the cliff was alive with falcons and eagles and red-tailed hawks.

    Bird Cloud

  • The eagles fought and chased red-tailed hawks away from the nest day after day.

    Bird Cloud

  • The eagles fought and chased red-tailed hawks away from the nest day after day.

    Bird Cloud

  • The bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, the falcon circled or chose high perches suitable for diving attacks.

    Bird Cloud

  • There were so many jealous and territorial birds around—within half a mile two pairs of goldens, red-tailed hawks, one pair of peregrine falcons, and a little farther west the raven family and the fierce prairie falcons—that any one of them might have seen the osprey as an interloper.

    Bird Cloud

  • But I suspected there were young in the nest the first week in April, mostly because I saw one of the bald eagles vigorously chasing a red-tailed hawk nearby.

    Bird Cloud

  • Before I pulled the trigger, a red-tailed hawk swooped down, snatching my kill right out from under me.

    Mercy Kill

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