Red Tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis)

The Red Tailed Hawk, America's most common and most widespread aerial predator Inhabits the forests, prairies and deserts of North America, preying on small mammals, snakes, lizards, frogs, fish and insects. This Red-Tailed Hawk tail appears short, red and square, length is about 16 - 18 inches, wingspan about 40 - 50 inches, light brownish chin, throat, breast, belly and blackish body plumage. The red-tailed hawk, are not fast, but rely on their eyesight and sharp talon (the claw of a bird of prey) for quickly killing of rodents.
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Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk

Where:                Red Tailed Country. 
When:                 2005   
Photographer:         Keith Frazer Lancaster
Photo submitted by:   Keith Frazer Lancaster

Other Hawks in West Virginia

Sharp shinned Hawk
Cooper Hawk
Red shouldered Hawk
Broad winged Hawk

Rough legged Hawk
Accipiter striatus
Accipiter cooperii
Buteo lineatus
Buteo platypterus

Buteo lagopus



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