- Diopsittaca nobilis
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Red-shouldered Hawk is a medium-sized buteo native to eastern parts of North America. There is also a separate resident population located along the West Coast.
Adult Red-shouldered Hawks have brownish heads, reddish chests, and reddish bars along their pale bellies. They are named for the reddish patches found on their "shoulders."
Red-shouldered Hawks prefer a forest habitat. They build stick nests in trees and often hunt from a perched position onto prey items like lizards, snakes, and small mammals.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 23 July 2012|
|Scientific Name||Buteo lineatus|
|Birdorable Family||Birds of Prey|
(as of 15 March 2017)
17 to 24 inches
37 to 44 inches
17 to 27 ounces
|Range||North America United States (West) United States (East)|