Red Tailed Hawk
A red-tailed hawk (Buteo Jamaicensis) lives roughly 10-15 years, and weigh 1.5–3.5 lbs. They can fly an impressive top speed of 120 mph. These birds are highly adaptive to living just about anywhere in the USA. Red-tailed hawks can be found in forests, deserts, and even urban cities. These hawks have a wingspan of 43–55 inches. They are hunters through and through, preying on just about anything; insects, fish, rats, rabbits, squirrels, to smaller birds, and even reptiles. With such a large pool of choices they are even known to go after pets like smaller dogs and cats. Fun fact: their cries are often used in place of eagles in movies!