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.
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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 average 48 to 65 centimeters in length. Their wingspan is
approximately 4 feet, or 122 centimeters. There is sexual dimorphism in size: ...
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
Red-tailed hawks are common in San Diego County and throughout North
America, whether perched on a pole, soaring overhead, or just a distant, high-
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
A large (19-25 inches) hawk, the Red-tailed Hawk is most easily identified by its
dark brown back, pale underparts, and rusty-red tail visible from above or below.
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%.