|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.
Where: Red Tailed Country.
Photographer: Keith Frazer Lancaster
Photo submitted by: Keith Frazer Lancaster
Other Hawks in West Virginia
|Sharp shinned Hawk|
Red shouldered Hawk
Broad winged Hawk
Rough legged Hawk
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