Definition of red-shouldered hawk in English:

red-shouldered hawk


  • A common North American hawk having reddish-brown shoulders and dark wings with white spots.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Red-tailed hawks, red-shouldered hawks, and American crows often fly over my yard and out over the canyon.’
    • ‘In addition to the frequent loud ‘jay, yay, jay’ they make a fair copy of the scream of a red-shouldered hawk, other harsh notes and growls, also bell-like calls and melodious whistles when courting.’