Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

I see you: red-tailed hawks have excellent vision that they use to zero in on prey.

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ORIGIN:
North America

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HABITAT:
Grasslands, open forests and wetlands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-3 lbs
Height: 2 ft

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DIET:
Rabbits, rodents and small birds

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PREDATORS:
Owls

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp talons

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REPRODUCTION:
1-month incubation; sexually mature at 3 yrs

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 30 yrs in human care

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