Red Tailed Hawk

Latin Name:  Buteo jamaicensis  

Lifespan Wild: 20 yrs

Lifespan Captivity: 30 yrs 

Diet: Carnivore; small mammals, birds, snakes, rodents

Mating Season: Early spring

Incubation: 28-35 days

Clutch: 2-3  

Sexually Dimorphic: Yes Females up to 25% larger than males

Notes: Breed for life

Swoop down to catch prey

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