Red-tailed hawks are raptors; they eat lots of meat, and have sharp hooked beaks and talons. 

The easiest way to spot a Red-tailed Hawk is, of course, its red tail! 

You'll see Red-tailed Hawks sitting by fields on telephone wires and trees, waiting to spot a tasty rodent in the grass. They also like to circle around without flapping their wings, getting ready to dive and catch a meal or to impress a lady hawk! 

Red-tailed Hawks have a great voice. When you hear a loud screech off in a field, there is probably a hawk nearby!


Size: 18-22 in
Food: Small mammals, other birds, snakes, and carrion (dead animals like roadkill)
Habitat: All over North America in open areas