Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Location: In oak trees, occasionally on ground with kill.
The Red-tailed Hawk is a medium-sized bird of prey. It breeds throughout most of North America. The Red-tailed Hawk is carnivorous, and an opportunistic feeder. Its diet is mainly small mammals, but it also includes birds and reptiles.
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Genus: Buteo (Buzzards and hawks)
Family: ACCIPITRIDAE (hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures)
Order: Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)