Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Daniel Fitzgerald

Daniel Fitzgerald

Occurs in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from open Woodlands to grasslands with scattered trees.


Highly variable and plumage. In most birds, clearly defined a belly band and dark bar on leading edge of wing are good field marks; the red tail in adult birds is also diagnostic.


Nest is built in a tree from sticks and twigs, and is lined with bark and leaves. Eats reptiles, birds, and mammals.


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