Scientific Name: Buteo iamaicensis

Found In: United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America

Size: 17 – 26 inches

Diet: Carnivore: primarily small rodents, occasionally rabbits, other birds and reptiles

Threat Level: Least Concern

Facts: Females and males are similar in appearance, but males are 25 percent smaller.

A Red-Tail Hawk perched on a hand at the Virginia Zoo