Bird Details
Red-shouldered Hawk
Color: Brown, Red
Size: 17"
Season: Year-round
Description: Smaller and stockier than a Red-tailed Hawk. Adult has dense orange barring on the front, red-orange on the shoulders and wing linings, black-and-white checkered wings in flight, and a black tail with narrow white bands. Juvenile has brown streaks on the front.
Voice: A downslurred scream keeyuur-keeyur repeated several times.
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Habitat: Favors extensive, mature, mixed hardwood-pine woodlands, especially bottomland hardwood, riparian areas, and flooded hardwood swamps.
Interesting Fact: Blue Jays mimic Red-shoulder Hawk screams. Look for the bird before you decide which species you are hearing.
Scientific name: Buteo lineatus
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae

Adult
Erik Hendrickson

Adult
Erik Hendrickson

Juvenile
Robert Herron

Young in the nest
Robert Herron

Adult in flight
Ben Meadors
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