The most common hawk in North America, red-tails can often be seen atop utility poles and other lofty perches, on the lookout for potential prey.

Red-Tailed Hawk

The most common hawk in North America, red-tails can often be seen atop utility poles and other lofty perches, on the lookout for potential prey.
Photograph by Rich Reid

Raptors

See raptor pictures (including owls, falcons, and hawks) in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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