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Red-Tail Hawk Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Red-Tail Hawk Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Buteo jamaicensis is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Red-Tail Hawk or Buteo jamaicensis is found in North America to Panama and is a roadside predator of small mammals. The Red-tailed Hawk or Buteo jamaicensisis a medium-sized bird of prey know as a raptor. They have long, broad wings and short, wide tails with reddish brown color. Juveniles lack the red tail. These hawks are often seen perched near roadsides or soaring over open fields searching for mice, snakes and other rodents.
Red-tailed hawk or Buteo jamaicensis plumage can be variable, depending on the subspecies and the region. These color variations are morphs, and are not related to molting. They have a whitish underbelly, formed by horizontal streaks in feather patterning, is present in most color variations.
Most adult red-tail hawks or Buteo jamaicensis have a dark brown nape and upper head which gives them a somewhat hooded appearance, while the throat can variably present a lighter brown. Especially in younger birds, the underside may be otherwise covered with spotting and some adults may too manifest this stippling.
The back is usually a slightly darker brown than elsewhere with paler scapular feathers, ranging from tawny to white, forming a variable imperfect “V” on the back. The tail of most adults, is rufous brick-red above with a variably sized black subterminal band and generally appears light buff-orange from below.
The typical pale immatures typically have a mildly paler head and tend to show a darker back than adults with more apparent pale wing feather edges above. In immature red-tailed hawk or Buteo jamaicensis of all hues.
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