The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) breeds in North America, and lives in winters from Nicaragua to Panama. It is seen in open or scrubby country or broken forest in highlands, in pastures and volcanic slopes. Adults are 58 cm (23 inches) in height and 900 g in weight.
They are above dark brown, and below white, shading to cinnamon in sides. Tail cinnamon-orange, and chest streaked with dark brown. Inmatures are above spotted and streaked with white, and with buffy tail. It eats small mammals, lizards and birds.