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Red Tailed Hawk


“Buteo Jamaicensis”








The Red Tailed Hawk is a bird of prey from America.

It is a large bird being 45 to 65cm in length 

With a wingspan of 110 to 140cm 

It weighs in at between 690 to 1,600g








This bulky broad winged bird is ideally equipped to soar effortlessly  in search of mammals birds and reptiles. They will often watch from a high perch before swooping down to grab its prey in its talons.

Voles, rets, rabbits, squirrels, birds, snakes and carrion.


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