Notice the red feathers on its tail and head
Notice the red feathers on its tail and head
 
 
Keen eyesight helps the hawk find food
Keen eyesight helps the hawk find food
 
 
A hawk callling to its mate
A hawk callling to its mate
 
 
A hawk spreaking its wings
A hawk spreaking its wings
 
 
A close-up of the front of a hawk
A close-up of the front of a hawk
 
Hawk, <br>Red-tailed
Topic(s):   Desert Life, Forest Animals, Grassland Animals, Prairie Animals, Raptors
Quick Facts
Type of Animal bird
Habitat forest, grassland, desert, tropical rainforest, farmland, cities
Migration yes (those living farthest north)
Diet mice, voles, rabbits, snakes, lizards, pheasants, skunks
Male jack
Female hen
Baby eyas
Group aerie, cast
Predators of eggs/young great-horned owls, raccoons, red foxes
Predators of adults people
Endangered no

The red-tailed hawk can be found all over the United States. It makes its home in a wide range of places. It may live in a forest, in the plains or in the desert. You can find it in suburban areas, too.

A red-tailed hawk is easily spotted on top of telephone poles and trees. The red-tailed hawk is large and sturdy. It keeps the same mate for many years. Both parents take care of the young. They like to nest in tall trees.

The red-tailed hawk can live for a long time. Records show it can live for 20 years or more.

The red-tailed hawk eats a variety of foods. It likes small rodents. It also eats large mammals such as the cottontail rabbit.

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