Red-Tailed Hawk

Red Tailed Hawk 

The Red-Tailed Hawk is one of the most popular hawks in North America.  Most Red-Tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and on the wing underside.  Their behavior typically includes flying high in circles over an open field looking for prey.

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME BUTEO JAMAICENSIS
WHERE IN THE WILD? OPEN WOODLAND, DESERT, GRASSLANDS, PASTURES OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND WEST INDIES
WHAT'S ON THE MENU? MAMMALS, BIRDS, SNAKES
LIFE EXPECTANCY 21 YEARS