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(N.American Species # 82) Red-Tailed Hawk | by tinyfishy (Home Again)
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(N.American Species # 82) Red-Tailed Hawk

.......85 TO 90% of this RED-TAILED HAWK's diet composed of small rodents, with rabbits, snakes and lizards included.(Image taken in Cranberry Marsh, Whitby, Ontario,Canada.)

 

Interesting facts:This bird is also known in the U.S. as a "chicken hawk." They may target chickens as preys. As a consequence, dead hawks hanging from fences and lying under trees and power poles are mute evidence that shooters, not understanding the economic or esthetic importance of raptors, or perhaps unaware of protective laws, still kill them indiscriminately.....(www. desertUSA.com)

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Taken on December 7, 2007