Red Tailed Hawk
Stays with same mate until its death.
Egg Hatching Period:
Litters per Year:
# of Young Born:
3 - 5
Raising the Young:
Both parents raise the young until the young leave the nest for good at about 4 months.
Red-tailed hawks are diurnal, very territorial, and stay together for years defending their same territory. They soar over their territory on clear days, looking for intruders.
2 square miles
85% of their diet is rodents. They also consume small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Adult red-tailed hawks are large formidable birds that have very few predators. The red-tailed hawk is also famous for is screech you hear in most movies that involve any sort of outdoor desert scene, often mistaken as that iconic eagle scream!