Red-tailed Hawk

About the Red-tailed Hawk

Also known as: Buzzard Hawk, Red Hawk

The Red-tailed Hawk is a large bird of prey which breeds from western Alaska and northern Canada to Panama and the West Indies. Males are typically smaller than females. Red-tailed Hawks have extremely good eyesight and can often be seen trees watching for the slightest movement in the grass below.

A famous Red-tailed Hawk is Pale Male, who live in New York's Central Park.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 August 2007
Scientific Name
Buteo jamaicensis
  • Falconiformes
  • Accipitridae
  • Buteo
  • B. jamaicensis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
20 to 26 inches

Range

International Names

Chinese 红尾鵟
Czech Káně Rudochvostá
Danish Rødhalet Våge
Dutch Roodstaartbuizerd
Finnish Amerikanhiirihaukka
French Buse à Queue Rousse
German Rotschwanzbussard
Italian Falco Coda Rossa
Japanese アカオノスリ (Akaonosuri)
Norwegian Rødhalevåk
Polish Myszolów Rdzawosterny
Russian Канюк ямайский или краснохвостый
Spanish Ratonero de Cola Roja / Gavilán Colirrojo
Swedish Rödstjärtad vråk
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