Harris's hawk
noun Etymology: Edward Harris died 1863 American naturalist Date: 1909 a black hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) found from the southwestern United States to South America that has brown shoulders and conspicuous white markings on the rump and tail — called also Harris hawk

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