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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Red-shouldered Hawk
copyright Barb Winterfield
Length: 17 in. (43 cm)
Found in dense broad-leafed and riparian forests, this large hawk is most easily seen when it soars in broad spirals over its territory. It eats small mammals, snakes, lizards and insects. The nest is made of large twigs and sticks and is hidden high up and close to the trunk of a tall tree. The four-digit banding code is RSHA.
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Male
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Male
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Aerial
Aerial

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

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