Red-shouldered Hawk

(Buteo lineatus)

Conservation Status
Red-shouldered Hawk
Photo by Ida Marie
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

S3B,SNRN - Vulnerable Breeding, Unranked Nonbreeding

     
  Minnesota

Special Concern

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

19 in length

42 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Mature deciduous and mixed forests, wooded riparian areas, swampy woodlands

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Mid-March to early May and September to early December

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Accipitriformes (hawks, eagles, kites, and allies)  
 

Family

Accipitridae (eagles, hawks, and kites)  
 

Subfamily

Accipitrinae  
 

Genus

Buteo (buteos)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

California Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus elegans)

Eastern Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus lineatus)

Florida Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus alleni)

South Florida Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus extimus)

Texas Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus texanus)

 
       
 

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Laurie Aaland
       

In our yard in Excelsior, MN. 08/13/2016 We live on Galpin Lake which is like a pond.

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Ida Marie
       

I photographed him about 1 block off of the Mississippi River last night

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Other Videos
 
  Red-Shouldered Hawk Gets Fooled
opticalpress
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on May 11, 2011

He thought he saw a meal in the lawn, but it was probably the leaves blowing across the grass. Oh well....I'll bet he eventually found something after I left.

   
       
  Red Shouldered Hawk Solo
ShareTheRoad
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 12, 2008

A Red Shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) proclaimes his territory in this short video. Audio was recorded with a stereo parabolic mic. To really appreciate the audio listen with phones - watch that volume!

More vids at: www.ShareTheRoad.us

   
       
  Red Shouldered Hawk Kills And Eats Snake
visualvirtue
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 9, 2010

No description available.

   
       
  Red-Shouldered Hawk - Buteo Lineatus
redshouldervids
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 18, 2007

Videod at Corkscrew Swamp, Florida - completely preoccupied, taking no notice of people on the boardwalk

   
       
  Red-Shouldered Hawk surveys the forest V12157
TheNatureStation
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 2, 2013

Another visit by this Red-Shouldered Hawk on a cloudy day provides some nice photo opportunities... Filmed with a hand-held Canon HF300 in Santa Clarita, CA

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Laurie Aaland
8/13/2016

Location: Excelsior, MN

In our yard in Excelsior, MN. 08/13/2016 We live on Galpin Lake which is like a pond.

Red-shouldered Hawk


Ida Marie
7/29/2016

I photographed him about 1 block off of the Mississippi River last night

Red-shouldered Hawk


Paul Worwa
4/13/2015

Location: Chanhassen, Carver County

We've had a pair nesting in the wooded area behind our home for 10 years. Is there a group that tracks nesting pairs of RS Hawks in Minnesota?

 
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