Red-Tailed Hawk Foot


Red-Tailed Hawk Foot measures 5.11 inches. Red-Tailed Hawk Foot replica is museum quality, polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Buteo jamaicensis is the scientific name. Our precise foot can be used as a teaching tool, museum foot exhibit, home decor foot, or office decor foot.

Red-Tailed 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. The juvenile red-tailed hawk lacks the red tail. These hawks are often seen perched near roadsides or soaring over open fields searching for mice, snakes and other rodents.

The 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.

The Adult red-tailed hawk 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.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 5.11 in
Red-Tailed Hawk Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Buteo
Species: B. jamaicensis
Binomial name: Buteo jamaicensis
Conservation status: Least concern

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