Buteo meaning

byo͝otē-ō
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Any of various broad-winged, soaring hawks of the genus Buteo.
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Any of a genus (Buteo) of large, broad-winged, soaring hawks that prey mainly on rodents.
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(ornithology) Any of the broad-winged soaring raptors of the genus Buteo.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridaebuzzards and hawks.
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Origin of buteo

  • Latin būteō a kind of hawk or falcon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name Buteo, from Latin būteō.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin būteō.

    From Wiktionary