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2014-08-13 03:00:37

Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species.

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2011-06-27 08:39:01

Researchers and students collaborate on a study to explore the migration patterns of male and female red-tailed hawks in upstate New York.

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2011-05-08 06:40:00

A red-tailed hawk named Violet nesting on a Manhattan window ledge had one of her three eggs hatch on Friday.

2009-06-07 19:21:56

A young hawk having a hard time making its first flight in Philadelphia was rescued by a wildlife expert before it hurt itself, witnesses said. The red-tailed hawk's misadventure started Saturday morning when it drew a crowd by walking across a street outside the Franklin Institute and taking its perch on a nearby railing.

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2004-12-08 07:05:00

Pale Male the city hawk was evicted from his nest, and the flap has already begun. So said aggrieved bird-watchers and neighbors after workmen raised a scaffold to the top of a Manhattan apartment Tuesday and ripped out the famous red-tailed hawk's nest.


Latest Red-tailed Hawk Reference Libraries

White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus
2012-12-28 13:03:49

White-tailed Hawks are found in tropical or subtropical environments across the Americas. This bird is a large bird of prey species. It is close to the size of the related Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks. The average measurements of this bird fall a little bit ahead of the first and a little bit behind the latter. It can be up to 17 to 24 inches in length, and its wingspan can be up to 46 to 56 inches. A body mass of 1.9 to 2.7 pounds was recorded in B. a. hysopodius and 1.91 to 2.2 pounds...

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2009-03-25 18:27:30

The Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) is a bird of prey found from southwestern USA south to Chile and central Argentina. There are three subspecies: P. u. superior from Baja California, Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa, P. u. harrisi from Texas, eastern Mexico, and much of Central America, and P. u. unicinctus from South America. Its habitat is sparse woodland and semi-desert, marshes (with some trees) in some parts of its range, and mangrove swamps in South America. The Harris Hawk is a...

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2006-03-06 10:17:24

The Hawaiian Hawk or 'Io (Buteo solitarius) is a buzzard native to Hawaii. It is the only hawk that occurs in Hawaii and is known to only breed on the Big Island. The species is protected as endangered in the United States however the IUCN classifies the species as near threatened. The Hawaiian Hawk measures 16-18 inches in length and females are larger than the males. Two color phases exist: a dark phase (dark brown head, breast, and underwings), and a light color phase (dark head, light...

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2006-03-06 09:33:11

The Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is a large hawk named after William Swainson, a British naturalist. It is found on prairies and in dry grasslands throughout the western plains of North America. This hawk requires trees for nesting and is therefore found around aspen groves, rivers, streams and farmlands. It prefers wild prairie, hayfields, and pastures instead of wheat fields and alfalfa fields which may offer its prey too much cover. It requires elevated perches for hunting and a...

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2006-03-01 15:01:34

The Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) is a large hawk found on the prairies and open country in mid-western North America. In the central part of their range, they are permanent residents. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico in winter. Adults have long broad wings and a broad grey, rusty or white tail. The legs are feathered to the talons, similar to the Rough-legged Hawk. There are two color forms: Light morph birds are rusty brown on the upper parts and pale...

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