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Red-tailed hawks eat a variety of animals, including rodents and other birds. The birds are also known to eat reptiles, although these make up a smaller part of their diet. The red-tailed hawks' large and powerful talons allow it to prey on relatively large animals.


The red-tailed hawk has very few predators, but crows and great-horned owls prey on baby red-tailed nestlings and eggs. Owls also fight with one another over nesting sites and may kill nestlings and destroy eggs during the process. Fewer than half of all red-tailed hawk...


The red tail hawk totem refers to a spirit animal associated with the base chakra and has direct ties to the Kundalini which is the seat of primal life force. The hawk spirit animal symbolizes wisdom that comes from an ability to see things from a higher perspective.


Red-tailed hawks build their nests by collecting and combining branches that are 1/2-inch thick and 2 to 3 feet long. Red-tailed hawks generally build nests at the top of trees, next to their trunks, or on cliff ledges and tall human-made structures.


The red cardinal has many symbolic meanings to people of different cultures and faiths. In Christianity, for example, it may represent the fire and vitality of the holy spirit as well as the blood of Christ. It can also represent hope and restoration, providing people w...


The red-tailed hawk, which is the most typical hawk in the U.S., has only a handful of predators, including the red fox, the raccoon and the great-horned owl. Hawks are known as raptors or birds of prey, and are typically the predator instead of the prey.


A baby hawk is called an eyas. Male hawks are called tierces, while female hawks are called hens. A group of hawks is known as a kettle, a cast or an aerie.