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This call is often heard as the hawk is soaring on a thermal updraft
high in the sky.
The call above is in .mp3 format. You will
need an mp3 player in order to listen. If you do not have an
mp3 player you can download one. Click on the picture below.
It's free and works great!
- Dark belly band formed by vertical streaks in band across belly
- Tail appears brick red above and pink below
- The dark patagial mark on underwing, present on all ages and
races, is unique
The red-tailed hawk builds its nest in large trees surrounded by open
areas. Their main territory consists of large woodlots surrounded by
open fields and pastures for foraging.
The red-tailed hawk is a permanent resident in Atlanta and can
often be seen soaring or perched in the top of a large tree.