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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus
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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.

Male | Barb Winterfield

Male | David Pearson


Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 16, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-shouldered-hawk

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Red-shouldered Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 16, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-shouldered-hawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Red-shouldered Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-shouldered-hawk

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Dr. Biology. "Red-shouldered Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 16 Jul 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-shouldered-hawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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