Animal Facts

Red-Tailed Hawk Facts

Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk

Introduction - Red-Tailed Hawk

One common deciduous forest animals is the Red-Tailed Hawk; in fact it is one of the most common bird species in North America. This animal is also referred to as the Buzzard Hawk, Red Hawk and Chicken Hawk. This is a bird who can survive in a variety of habitats and climates. They are commonly found in deciduous forests throughout the United States where there is no shortage of food for them. When hunger strikes, they prey on most of the small deciduous forest animals and insects, some of which include moles, weasels, birds, squirrels, opossums and mice. What sets this hawk apart from other hawks is the distinctive loud screeching call it makes. The list of facts below explains why they make this call in addition to much more interesting information on the Red-Tailed Hawk written for both kids and adults.

General Facts about the Red-Tailed Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk Descriptive Facts

Red-Tailed Hawk Breeding Facts