Red-tailed Hawk

Scientific: Buteo jamaicensis
Spanish: Halcón de cola roja
Awaswas: Káknu

Diet: Small mammals, song birds, snakes
Habitat: Widespread in many types of habitats, especially open country
California Status: Least Concern

Adapted For Hunting In Different Habitats
There are at least a dozen species in the family Accipitridae that migrate through or reside in the county. They are collectively adapted to every habitat in the region and can often be found anywhere there are high perches available from which to hunt. Red-tailed hawks are the most common hawk you will spot in our region and can be easily identified by their red tail.