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Birds - Red-tailed Hawk
Class:Aves Order:Falconiformes Family:Accipitridae


Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis. Super common hawk in North America. Displays sexual dimorphism as the females are larger than the males. They fly high, riding the wind, watching open areas for prey. They also like to perch high on poles and branches of tall trees. Though the tail is red from the top, if you see them in flight, most of the underside is white in color, possibly with some darker spotting or streaking, but with darkly outlined wings. Red-tailed Hawks dot the treetops and light posts of highways and parks. They are very large, with a wingspan of about 50 inches - though still 20 inches shorter than a Bald Eagle or Wild Turkey. Like many birds of prey, they can frequently be seen gliding slowly in search of food. They seem to flap their wings rarely, except when taking off or landing.

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