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All Names

  • English
    • buzzard hawk
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Scientific Names
    • Buteo jamaicensis
    • Buteo jamaicencis
    • Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis
  • Spanish
    • Aguililla cola roja
  • French
    • buse à queue rousse
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • RTHA

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

mchlfx

Date

September 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

February 21, 2014 12:19 PM PST

Description

Red-tailed Hawk, soaring up out of Fossil Ridge Canyon, RRC.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 17, 2011

Description

Christmas Bird Count

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 24, 2014 03:24 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 20, 2014 11:35 AM CDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

RTHA Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

zcota

Date

September 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

kewright

Date

September 26, 2014 04:33 PM PDT

Description

Call heard while on upper section of Pomponio Trail

Photos / Sounds

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

susanelliott

Date

September 27, 2014

Description

landed by side of road and left with prey; red tail clearly seen

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

July 3, 2010 11:45 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

November 19, 2010 12:50 PM PST

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 26, 2008 02:27 PM PDT
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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.