HABITAT: Red-tailed hawks reside in North and South America, and are found in diverse habitats such as grasslands, forests, wetlands, meadows, cultivated areas, and even urban areas.
DIET: This bird of prey eats small mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects. Red-tailed hawks hunt using elevated perch sites to spot prey before swooping down for a catch.
PREDATORS: Red-tailed hawk eggs are preyed upon by Great Horned Owls and Golden Eagles.
FUN FACT: Red-tailed hawks are monogamous, meaning that they only have one mate at a time. Some pairs will remain mated for life.
Photo by Rick Lewis