Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), as seen at Blackwater... More of Larry's photos are
on disply at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Stop in and see some others
or purchase one or two to take home.
These beautiful birds are North America's most common hawks. They are found all over the continent,
in Central America, and in the West Indies. The first of these hawks to be scientifically studied was found in Jamaica.
These birds of prey are also known as buzzard hawks, red hawks and chickenhawks (though they do not prey on chickens.
By any name, they are keen-eyed and efficient hunters.
Photo by Larry Hitchens
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