A male Red-Tailed Hawk may weigh from 690 to 1300 g (1.5 to 2.9 lb) and measure 45–56 cm (18 to 22 in), while a female can weigh between 900 and 2000 g (2 and 4.4 lb) and measure 48 to 65 cm (19 to 26 in) long; wingspan is about 114 to 133 cm (45 to 52 in). As is the case with many raptors the Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, as females are up to 25% larger than males.
The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America.
this pair of Red Tailed Hawks can be seen almost daily sitting atop the Turlington Building (also known as the Education Building) in Tallahassee Florida - gives a new meaning to "Higher Education" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/red-t...
Lat: 30.44, Long: -84.28
Spotted on Jan 9, 2012
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012