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  • Scientific Names
    • Buteo jamaicensis
    • Buteo jamaicencis
    • Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis
  • Spanish
    • Aguililla cola roja
  • French
    • buse à queue rousse
  • English
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Red Tailed Hawk
    • buzzard hawk
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Recent observations

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 5, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

kevinmalonson

Date

March 5, 2015 01:35 PM CST

Description

In my backyard after a night of 4inches of snow. It was attacking a bunch of white winged and mourning doves eating at a feeder. After it missed a meal it sat long enough for me to find my phone and miss the picture.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rebelgirl73

Date

March 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

tpage05

Date

March 2, 2015 05:15 PM EST

Description

Mating in a tree- the male flew over screeching loudly and then landed on the branch with the female

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

gcmilly

Date

March 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

mgochfeld

Date

March 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

mgochfeld

Date

March 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

mgochfeld

Date

March 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

ncowey

Date

January 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

celticcail

Date

March 2, 2015

Place

Mahwah, NJ (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult (red tail), sitting on his usual hunting tree on the ramp to 287 from 17.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Aguililla cola roja Buteo jamaicensis

Date

the past
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Description from Wikipedia

The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed Hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range....

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.