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Sonoran Desert Birds



Red-tailed hawk - (Buteo jamaicensis)

 Red-tailed hawk

 Red-tailed hawk

 Red-tailed hawk

 Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk call (1.15MB mp3)
Arizona Field Ornithologists, © Pierre Deviche

Size: 19 inches
Overall Color: brown
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: small mammals, birds, reptiles
Nest: large platform
Field Identification: hawk bill, usually red tail, black wing tips
Season: year-round

Red-tailed hawk
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae (accipiters)
Genus: Buteo
species: jamaicensis

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