Red-tailed hawk

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Red-tailed Hawk
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Aves
Sub-class Neornithes
Infra-class Neoaves
Order Information
Superorder Passerimorphae
Order Accipitriformes
Infraorder Falconides
Family Information
Family Accipitridae
Sub-family Buteoninae
Genus Information
Genus Buteo
Species Information
Species B. jamaicensis
Population statistics

The Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a well-known Buteo hawk of the family Accipitridae. It is one of the most common hawks in North America, being found from Southern Canada throughout all of the lower 48 United States, as well as in Mexico and Central America and the Caribbean islands.

The red-tailed hawk usually preys on small mammals like rodents, including squirrels and chipmunks, as well as pests like rats and mice.