Common birds of Snohomish County

March 27, 2012
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Red-tailed hawk
Habitat: Common near open areas; often seen perched on poles or trees near roads
Size: Length 19 inches; wingspan 49 inches
Fact: The call of the red-tailed hawk is popular in Hollywood. Its voice is often used in movies and TV shows, even when the bird shown is a different species. Click here to hear the sound of a red-tailed hawk.
Red-tailed hawks are commonly seen on telephone poles, including along major roads such as I-5.

(Fish and Wildlife Service)

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