Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

RSHA

Code 6

BUTLIN

ITIS

HEAD

Red-shouldered Hawk Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Immature pale to medium gray-brown. Adult dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Brown with rust-brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: Rusty
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Red-Shouldered Hawk Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-61 cm (17-24 in)
  • Weight: 499 g (17.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: Rust-brown with fine white barring.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with white scalloping.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded, Solid

FLIGHT

Red-Shouldered Hawk Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Fairly rapid stiff wing beats., Soars on flat wings and glides on slightly drooped wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 81-127 cm (32-50 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Narrow white bands.
  • Upper Tail: Black with white bands.
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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