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Hawk, Red-Tailed

Scientific Name: Buteo jamaicensis

Family: Accipitridae

Native Range: North and Central America, Pennsylvania

Size: Length: 45–65 cm (18–26 in); Wingspan: 110–141 cm (3 ft 7 in–4 ft 8 in)

Active: Year-round resident*

Field Markings: “Brown above; red tail on adults; Whitish belly with broad band of dark streaking; Dark bar on leading edge of underwing; Immature has brown, banded tail.” (Alderfer p. 77-76)

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