Red-shouldered Hawk
(Buteo lineatus)

Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk Information

Length: 16 - 24"

Habitat: In the East, wooded edges of swamps and rivers, moist deciduous or mixed woodlands, bottomlands. Prefers habitat near open areas for hunting. Requires tall trees for nesting.

Small mammals such as voles, moles, mice, and squirrels; also, some rabbits; snakes, toads, frogs, lizards, crayfish, large insects, small birds.
Identification tips
for the Red-shouldered Hawk
Calls of the Red-shouldered Hawk
Range Maps:
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R-S Hawk Breeding Map R-S Hawk Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
Additional Information:

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Detailed information on this bird's distribution, range, physical characteristics, breeding, migration, food habits, and behavior. Includes photos. (From Encyclopedia of Life)

Red-shouldered Hawk Feather

Red-shouldered Hawk in Flight
Red-shouldered Hawk in Flight
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