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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis
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Length: 19 in. (48 cm )
One of the most common and obvious hawks in North America, Red-tailed Hawks are found in open habitat, fields, and desert areas with a few trees. This species eats small mammals, frogs, fish and occasionally rotting animals. Its huge nest is made of sticks and twigs and located high in an isolated tree. Individuals show tremendous variation in body color from black to brown and pale, but the tail of adults is almost always reddish.

The four-digit banding code is RTHA.


Aerial

Agricultural

Chaparral

Cliffs / boulders

Desert

Fir forest

Grasslands

Mesquite bosque

Riparian / River forest

Savanna

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Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Red-tailed 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: September 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-tailed-hawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Red-tailed Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-tailed-hawk

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

Chicago Manual of Style

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

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Dr. Biology. "Red-tailed Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/red-tailed-hawk

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