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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.

Diet:
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
 
Browse photos 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.

Red-shouldered Hawk Feather

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