Buteo lineatus Photo Chris Burney ©
This forest hawk has broad wings and a relatively long tail. Adults have a brown head and back and reddish underparts, streaked with dark brown.
Red-shouldered hawks are territorial and monogamous; both sexes build the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young. Their distinctive, screaming kee-aah call is often heard around the breeding territory. They are sit-and-wait hunters, using perches as vantage points from which to dive onto prey. Their diet consists of rabbits, squirrels and other small mammals. They also eat snakes, frogs and lizards.
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