Saturday, 24 September 2022

A Red Tail Hawk in Our Neighborhood – Science – 20

We have noticed that a lot of hawks visits our neighborhood areas in the last several years.



Image 1- A young red tail hawk.

We believe that at least two species of hawks comes and goes to search foods in our yards.

The two species might be:

- red tail hawk with scientific name: Buteo jamaicensis.
- cooper hawk (Accipiter cooperii).

In addition to physical appearances, the different between red tail hawk and cooper hawk is based on referring to their food preferences.



Image 2- Trees, the place we may see hawks



Image 3- A red tail hawk catches a squirrel.

The significant different between red tail hawk and cooper hawk in term of food consumption are:

- red tail hawk consume squirrels and other small animals
- cooper hawk consume birds (smaller birds) only

So, the two photos (Image 1 and 3) of this posting are photos of “red tail hawk,” not cooper hawk, since they eat squirrel.

My neighbors said that they could be “young stage” of red tail hawk. That why they are not “really” like adult red tail hawk.

What do you think?

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10 comments:

  1. Poor squirrel..well, a hawk has to eat too, doesn't he?

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  2. Imagine que apavorante ver um falcão voando por perto. Bom para nós que eles não se alimentam de humanos :D Mas que terrível para os animais. Aqui onde moro tem bastante gavião e soube disso de uma forma abrupta quando estava com meu cão ainda filhote brincando na varanda. Ele deu uma rasante e quase levou o meu Otto, se não fosse meu filho que logo o agarrou e correu para dentro.
    Águia, gavião ou falcão - São selvagens, amedrontadores. porém exóticos!
    Beijus,

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  3. That red tail hawk looks so majestic

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  4. É sem dúvida uma Ave muito bela, o Falcão.
    Ótima partilha!
    Votos de uma excelente semana.
    Beijinhos!

    Mário Margaride

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      Red Tail Hawk in Our Neighborhood – Science – 20-Image
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      Image 3- A red tail hawk catches a squirrel.

      The significant different between red tail hawk and cooper hawk in term of food consumption are:
      - red tail hawk consume squirrels and other small animals
      - cooper hawk consume birds (smaller birds) only
      So, the two photos (Image 1 and 3) of this posting are photos of "red tail hawk," not cooper hawk, since they eat squirrel.

      My neighbors said that they could be "young stage" of red tail hawk. That why they are not "really" like adult red tail hawk.

      What do you think?

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  5. No los he visto nunca en directo.
    Saludos.

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  6. Wow, great photos of the Hawk. It is a beautiful bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  7. Great shots of the majestic bird!

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  8. Looks majestic! It would be an interesting study to find how these two raptors adapted to hunt and consume their preferred prey.

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