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  • noun Plural form of redtail.


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  • Remember that the coyotes and the redtails had a field day and those mink didn't make it to winter.

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  • My father was a pilot stationed at a B-17 Bomber base in Foggia and was frequently escorted by the redtails, he lived in tents, in no way did did the layout of bases resemble what is portrayed in the movie.

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  • Of course, Steve was flying redtails before I was born, so I guess age is relative.

    Minor miracle

  • Also: I have seen a wild Cooper's hawk hunting bats, which, unlike the sweeping stoops by redtails into big groups that have been filmed at cave sites; this was a one-on-one affair that called for every bit of the considerable agility of the Cooper's hawk.

    Bat Falconry?

  • Then I mentioned our small town losing a lot of their old trees, the Baptists driving the owls out of the historic hotel, and that we have a pair of redtails in town.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • In the summer of 1993, workmen at 927 Fifth Avenue removed the redtails 'nest — replete with three eggs that never hatched — and placed it in a black garbage bag which the building's superintendent gave to Winn.

    Ruffled Feathers on Fifth Avenue

  • It doesn't need to be permanent: according to Winn, Pale Male is 15 years old; very few wild redtails ever reach 20.

    Ruffled Feathers on Fifth Avenue

  • Terribly feisty bird, making threats with the beak, which is almost always a bluff with eagles, ferrugs, and redtails.

    grouse Diary Entry

  • Kestrels and redtails are known to hang around fields being harvested to snatch the field-rats running from the machinery, or suddenly exposed after the harvesters have passed.


  • "You catch more redtails with honey than vinegar," observes Brede calmly.

    The Magic Engineer


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