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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

Video of a red-shouldered hawk.

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Red-Tailed Hawk

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Red-Tailed Hawk

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Red-Tailed Hawk

The red-tailed hawk is a common permanent resident in Missouri. It forages on rabbits, squirrels, snakes, and other small animals either by soaring and diving on prey or by watching from a perch and swooping down on the prey.

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Adult red-tailed hawks are large, brown above, and white below, with a brown-streaked band on the belly and a rust-red tail with a narrow black band near the end.

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis
Adult red-tailed hawks are large, brown above, and white below, with a brown-streaked band on the belly and a rust-red tail with a narrow black band near the end. They are commonly seen along highways, watching for prey.

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Video of a red-tailed hawk.

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Red-Tailed Hawk Soaring

Like other hawks in the genus Buteo, the red-tailed hawk soars on broad, widespread, rounded wings and have proportionally shorter tails than other types of hawks. Details of coloration vary among individuals and ages, but the rufous tail of adults is a giveaway.

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