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Photo by Mark Rose
Red-tailed hawks play an important role in local ecosystems by helping to control the rodent and rabbit populations.
Weight: 1.5 to 3.5 pounds; Length: 19 to 25 inches; Wingspan: 43 to 57 inches
Small mammals including mice, lemming and voles; small birds and reptiles
Open woodlands, shrubby fields and urban areas
Range in the Wild:
Western Alaska and northern Canada south into Panama
Listed as Least Concern.
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