Lake Superior Zoo, Duluth, Minnesota

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Animals - Northern Territory

Red-tailed Hawk - Lady
Buteo jamaicensis
Range: North America, into Central America
Habitat: Open fields, grasslands, marsh-shrub environments
Diet: Small mammals or birds, occasionally will enjoy fish, reptiles or amphibians. At the zoo they eat mice, rats, chicken, quail and rabbits.
Fun Facts:
  • Their nests can be used for several years and can get up to three feet tall.
  • Predators include man, great horned owls, and other diurnal raptors. 
  • Their wingspan is up to 4 feet long. 
  • They have very keen eyesight.  They will perch on a tree and look for movement in the blades of grass. 

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