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  1. Redtailedhawk BirdofPrey BY: JG

  2. What it Looks Like Red tailed hawks have: • brown and white feathers • red tail with a little brown in it. • Wing span is 4 feet • Sharp, pointed hook beak used to eat it’s prey • The beak is white with a blue tip • White neck and brown head • White legs • Very sharp black talons • They weigh up to 2.4 pounds • The red tailed hawk is 17 to 22 inches

  3. What it Eats • A red tailed hawk is a carnivore • Red tailed hawks mostly feed on mammals like mice. • Red tailed hawks are not picky about their food they will eat almost anything. • Red tailed hawks get there food by waiting on a telephone post or some place high up so it can spot its prey

  4. Red tailed hawks need certain landforms like hills, mountains, and high places like telephone poles and trees to put their nest in They also need these high places to spot their prey Where it lives: A red tailed hawk can live anywhere it wants to but it has to have a high place to live in or nest in It also needs a tall perch so it can spot its prey It can’t live in the arctic A red tailed hawk lives in lots of different places, all around the world Red tailed hawks can live in lots of different climates, they like it warm or cold, but prefer warm climates. Habitat ,Landform andclimate

  5. Red tailed hawks can live up to 21 years The red tailed hawk is not endangered Lifespan and Endangered

  6. Prey Rattle snakes Land crab Lizards Mice Predator Wolves when the hawks are on the ground People Other than people and wolves, the red tailed hawk doesn’thave any predators Predator and Prey

  7. Reproduction • The red tailed hawk will make her nest up high • She will do this so her predators can’t reach her nest • When she makes her nest up high in a tree she will lay three or more white eggs • When the babies hatch she will go hunt for food • The babies will hatch in two weeks • When they hatch they get warmth from their mother for 34days • They will stay with their mother for 1year your more

  8. Behavior • A red tailed hawk will sit on a telephone post for hours until she sees her prey • They will also migrate very far. They like to live in warmer climates • Red tailed hawks will also hunt at night to catch food, but they mostly hunt at day time • They will often soar in the sky not to get food, but to cool off.

  9. Behavioral Adaptations • A red tailed hawk will shoot down like a speeding bolt from the sky and grab its prey • A red tailed hawk will sit in a tree to blend in with the trees to protect itself from predators • They shoot as fast as 120 mph going straight down • The red tailed hawk can fly 35to 40 mph

  10. Physical Adaptations • A just born red tailed hawk is very tiny because it can crouch down so no one can see them • Young red tailed hawks have brown wings. It’s tail is brown with black strips down it to help it blend in • A mother has brown and white wings and her tail is red with a little brown, it helps it to care for their babies without anyone seeing them • They have very big wings to help them migrate far • They have sharp claws to help them hold on to branches • They have big eyes to help them spot prey

  11. What is insidePhysiological Adaptations • A red tailed hawks’ lungs are rigid which helps them glide in the air • Air is moved by nine air sacs which function as a bellows and help the hawk stay afloat. • A red tailed hawks’ eyes change different colors when they get older so that they can continue to catch their prey even when they can’t see as well.

  12. Interesting facts • A red tailed hawk will migrate as far as 2,000 miles (3,226 K) • A red tailed hawk can be found year round in all of the lower 48 states • A red tailed hawk can live in almost any place in the world • The female is 25% larger than a male • Red tailed hawks have a loud calling sound it sounds like keeeer