Red Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Conservation Status

  • The cry of a red-tailed hawk has been used in countless movies and tv shows, anytime a raptor (often with a very different call) is on screen. 
  • Red-tailed hawks are very intelligent and also trainable. They are the most common bird used by falconers. 
  • The species is very well adapted to urban areas and will hunt from and roost in man-made structures. 
  • Other birds mob red-tailed hawks. Crows are thought capable of recognizing a redtail that is about to hunt, and dozens will mob and sometimes injure the raptor before it gets the chance.