Average lifespan in the wild: 21 years
Size: Body, 18 to 26 in (45 to 65 cm); Wingspan, 3.8 to 4.3 (1.1 to 1.3 m)
Weight: 24.3 to 51.5 oz (690 to 1,460 g)
What does a Hawk look like?
Hawks, as part of the group known as birds of prey, have acute eyesight, muscular legs and sharp bills. The nostrils are located just above the bill on a fleshy patch of skin that is called the cere. Hawks are known for their sharp talons, which they use to catch prey even when in flight.
Where do Hawks live?
Hawks can be found in forests, prairies, marshlands or open savannas. The birds vary widely in size. The smallest hawks, such as the sparrow hawk, are about the size of a robin while the rough-legged hawk, one of the largest hawks, has a length of 22 inches and a wingspan of over 55 inches. Female hawks are almost always larger than males.
What does a Hawk eat?
Hawks are birds of prey, also called raptors, which have a presence all over the world except for Antarctica. They possess the attributes of exceptionally fine eyesight, sharp beaks and talons for grabbing their prey, and they have the ability to spot their potential meal with binocular-like vision. Hawks eat all sorts of small animals like rabbits, mice, hares and even small birds. They also eat squirrels, frogs, snakes, and other animals.
Hawks can also eat wheat plants,snakes,owls and other sorts of things.
Did you know this about Hawks?
Hawks hunt and nest in the same territory every year. They may have a number of nest locations and rotate use annually.
A non-aggressive bird, the red-tailed hawk is often harassed by other birds, such as owls, crows, magpies, other hawks and even songbirds.
These typically secretive birds perform amazing acrobatic aerial displays during the spring breeding season.
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