Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus

Length 1.4-2.0 ft (43.2-61.0 cm)
Wingspan 2.9-4.2 ft (88.9-127.0 cm)
Weight M: 1.2 lb (550 g), F: 1.5 lb (701 g)
Clutch Size 2-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Red-shouldered Hawk red shoulder is a distinctive field mark. They are found on the easter half of the United States and Mexico. They are also found on the California coast. Sexes look similar but females are slightly larger.

Red-shouldered Hawks usually capture they prey by flying out from a perch. Their prey is small mammals, especially rodents such as voles, gophers, mice, moles and chipmunks.. They also will eat small birds and large insects.

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