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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk adult

General Description: Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are small forest hawks with a banded tail and short, broad wings. Red-shouldered Hawks could be confused with a Cooper's Hawk, but note the narrow white bands on the relatively shot tail. Note the red wing linings and translucent crescent towards the tips of the primaries.

Taxonomy: Accipitriformes, Accipitridae.

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk juvenile

Favored Habitat: Forested areas near water.

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, Red-shouldered Hawks are uncommon, but look for them in places with trees and water, such as the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge and Pahranagat Valley north of there or Willow Creek golf course in Pahrump. They migrate through the Las Vegas area, so always keep an eye out for them. These hawks are fairly common in California.

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) If you were a tasty mouse or even a big earthworm, this might be the last face you ever see!
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk at Ash Meadows NWR
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
In flight; note the red wing linings and translucent "windows"
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
In flight; note the black tail with white bands
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk juvenile, Dunedin, Florida
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk juvenile, Dunedin, Florida
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk; notice the red shoulder patch
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk; notice the black tail with white bands
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Red-shouldered Hawk in a rehab facility; Dunedin, Florida
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk in a rehab facility; Dunedin, Florida
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk in a rehab facility; Dunedin, Florida
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk; Everglades, Florida
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Red-shouldered Hawk with apple snail
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk eating apple snail
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Red-shouldered Hawk nest in California Sycamore tree
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk nest in California Sycamore tree
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Red-shouldered Hawk departing nest
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Red-shouldered Hawk in flight
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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) more to come ...
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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