The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species
colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely ...
Learn how to identify Red-tailed Hawk, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls
, and watch videos. This is probably the most common hawk in North America.
Apparently has increased in some areas since the 1960s, and numbers now
stable or still increasing. In several regions of North America, Red-tailed Hawks
Learn all you wanted to know about red-tailed hawks with pictures, videos,
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Red-tailed Hawk habitat, behavior, diet, migration patterns, conservation status,
The red-tailed hawk is one of the the largest hawks, usually weighing between 2
and 4 pounds.
Red-tailed Hawks are most often seen soaring high above the ground, looking for
food. They are very difficult to identify unless they come closer to the earth.
Red-tailed Hawks can range in color from pale brown, to red rufous, to a very
dark chocolate brown. In the United States, Red-tailed Hawks are often used in
One of North America's most widespread and common hawks, the red-tailed
hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is easily identified by the red upper surface of its broad
Points of interest: From late October through early November, the daily chance of
seeing at least one Red-tailed Hawk at the North Lookout peaks at 96%.