Red-tailed Hawk

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

DC Information

Common permanent resident in most arboreal habitats outside urban areas. Nests from mid-March to late June. Females are larger than males.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a juvenile; notice the horizontal bars on the back of its tail (visible only in the exhibit).  The bird on the right is a male.