Parks Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Hawk, Red-tailed
  © Parks Canada
Hawk, Red-tailed
-Buteo jamaicensis (Gmelin)

Adults: above dark brown variously intermixed with white and rufous. Upper surface of tail chestnut with narrow black subterminal band and whitish tip. From corner of mouth down side of neck a dusky stripe. Under parts whitish with broad (often poorly defined) band across abdomen, formed by blackish longitudinal markings of varying density and extent. Underside of tail greyish, sometimes faintly barred.