Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Scanning for food from the comfort of the address sign post. They like woods and water and scream loudly as they fly.

Diet includes mammals, snakes, lizards, frogs, birds (hopefully house sparrows and starlings) and my favorite choice of diet, lubber grasshoppers!

Natural biocontrol.

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-shouldered_Hawk/lifehistory

shown against a backdrop of Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera) A.K.A. Morella cerifera

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1 comment
  1. I saw one of these beautiful birds on our way to the Suwannee Refuge.

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