Red-shouldered Hawk

About the Red-shouldered Hawk
Also known as: Chicken Hawk, Elegant Hawk, Hen Hawk, Red-shouldered Buzzard, Winter Hawk

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.

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