Red Shouldered Hawks

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Red shouldered hawks (buteo lineatus) can be found in deciduous woodlands near rivers and swamps from eastern Canada and the United States down into Mexico and along the coast of California and Baja California.They soar over or through forests or perch on tree branches searching for prey. They are a medium distance migrant in the upper part of their range during the winter and resident in the rest of their range.

Their diet consist of small animals, amplibians and reptiles like mice, frogs and snakes. The also eat birds and large insects.

They soar with their wingtips pushed slightly forward like they are reaching.

They build a thick nest in the main crotch of a large tree.

Hawk On A Post

A red-shouldered hawk rests on a post beside the Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive in Orange County, Florida.

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Immature Red-Shouldered Hawk

An immature red-shouldered hawk rests on the branch of a tree in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Really

A red-shouldered hawk looks down on its surroundings in Tampa, Florida's Letuce Lake Park.

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A View From The Top

A young red shouldered hawk surveys the surroundings of its nest in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Red Shouldered Hawk Nestling

A red shouldered hawk fledgling sits in a nest in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Tolerant Hawk

A tolerant red shouldered hawk tries to ignore all the little birds pertering him in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Nest Check

A red shouldered hawk checks on its nestling in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Young Red-Shouldered Hawk

A young red-shouldered hawk scans the surroundings of the boardwalk in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Red Shouldered Hawk

A red shouldered hawk resting on a limb below its nest in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Parki.

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Grounded Hawk

A red shouldered hawk in a pasture in rural Oxceola County, Florida.

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Portrait Of A Red Shouldered Hawk

Portrait of a red shouldered hawk rehabilitating at the Audubon Raptor Center in Maitland, Florida.

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Intensity

This red shouldered hawk watches from a treet in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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