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Hawk, Red tailed (Buteo jamaicensis)
Photo by Menybirds,USA

Hawk, Red tailed (Buteo jamaicensis)

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The bird in this photo is a captive bird flown to show the art of falconry.

In the wild the Red-tailed Hawk ranges throughout North America to central Alaska and northern Canada, and south as far as the mountains of Panama. Although not truly migratory, they do adjust seasonally to areas of the most abundant prey . In winter many of the northern birds move south. Its diet consists of small mammals and snakes. It reaches sexual maturity at 3 years.

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