Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus
Red-shouldered Hawk specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Permanent resident, fairly common in flood plains, deciduous upland forests, and agricultural areas. Nests from mid-March, to late June. Females are larger than the males.

Specimen Information

The bird on the right is an adult, the one on the left is immature, and a chick is in the center.
This record for a Red-shouldered Hawk is one of the oldest in the collection.  This likely does apply to one of these birds in the exhibit, but additional information is not available to confirm a link to a particular specimen.  
Date:  12/29/1858
Collected By:  Not recorded
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Not stated
Catalog ID:  12004