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Red Tailed Hawk

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Red Tailed Hawk

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“Buteo Jamaicensis”

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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

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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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