redtail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redtail European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins
    • n redtail dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Redtail (Zoöl) The red-tailed hawk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redtail Same as redstart .
    • n redtail The red-tailed buzzard, Buteo borealis, one of the commonest and largest hawks of North America, when adult having the upper side of the tail bright chestnut-red. The plumage otherwise is very variable, not only with age, but also according to geographical distribution, there being several varieties or local races in western parts of the continent. It is commonly known as hen-hawk or chicken-hawk, and the young, without the red tail, is the white-breasted hawk. The male is from 19 to 22 inches long, and 48 inches or more in spread of wing; the female is 21 to 24 inches long, and spreads 56 inches. See cut under Buteo.
    • redtail Having a red tail.
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Usage

In literature:

For a minute Peter couldn't think what was the trouble with Redtail, and then he saw.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
It wasn't fear of Reddy Fox, or Redtail the Hawk, or Hooty the Owl, or Old Man Coyote.
"Lightfoot the Deer" by Thornton W. Burgess
One day a big redtail hawk sailed by.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
At first he thought it was Redtail.
"Mother West Wind "Where" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
He didn't know what it was, but if there was a hole in it he might yet fool Redtail.
"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
Sammy's eyes sparkled when Chatterer told how he had pulled the tail of old Redtail.
"The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel" by Thornton W. Burgess
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In news:

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This is Cadillac Jones, my 1 year old redtail hawk (buteo jamaicensis).
Not quite an Eagle A Redtail Hawk.
A group of friends and I saw this baby Redtail Hawk hanging out in between the 10th and 15th fairways.
Bitterroot valley resident Steve "RedTail" Rickard will give a "hands on" presentation on Native American skills Saturday at the Big Hole National Battlefield.
FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER C. TARBORO — With the showing of the movie Redtails in movie theaters today about the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, it is appropriate that we remember Tarboro's own "Red Tail," Willie Howell Fuller.
Redtail Cartography's new RTK signal mapping service offers precision ag providers and their customers a graphic depiction of coverage from radio-based RTK systems.
Bitterroot valley resident Steve " RedTail " Rickard will give a "hands on" presentation on Native American skills Saturday at the Big Hole National Battlefield.
Two anglers are shown filleting limits of redtail surfperch at the Port of Gold Beach fish-cleaning station.
Chinook and coho salmon, lingcod, kelp greenling, black rockfish and redtail surf perch.
Redtail Cartography's new RTK signal mapping service offers precision ag providers and their customers a graphic depiction of coverage from radio-based RTK systems.
Team One Hit at a Time took first place at last weekend's Aluchka Wakeen Redtail Chavez Memorial Softball Tournament, held at City Park.
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