RED Tailed Hawk
The red tail Hawk is dark brown and reddish brown.
Their height is 29-38 inches or up to 3 feet tall.
Hawks eat small mammals including mice,rabbits and squirrels. They also eat fish,snakes,frogs and earthworms.
Red Tailed Hawks live in fields and on farms. Red Tailed Hawks land on telephone poles, posts and/or trees.
In winter Red Tailed Hawks migrate (move) from northern to southern Wisconsin.
Before breeding in March, Red-tailed hawks perform a quite dramatic courtship display. There display begins with both the male and female soaring in wide circles.
In the wild, they are expected to live for 10-21 years. They reach reproductive maturity when they are about 3 years old.
5-7 Interesting Facts
In flight, hawks travel at speeds from 20 to 40 mph; however, when diving to catch prey, their speed may exceed 120 mph. Red-tailed hawks have a very keen eyesight that is 8 times as powerful as a human's, allowing them to see prey as small as a mouse from 100 feet away. They have a meaning in the Native American Culture; their feathers are considered sacred by some tribes.
Red tail hawk babies
By: Dakota Hofman