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Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani]

Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani] (= Buteo jamaicensis) (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide. The red-tailed hawk is one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk", though it rarely preys on standard-sized chickens. The bird is sometimes also referred to as the red-tail for short, when the meaning is clear in context. Red-tailed hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range, occurring on the edges of non-ideal habitats such as dense forests and sandy deserts. The red-tailed hawk occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes, including deserts, grasslands, coniferous and deciduous forests, agricultural fields, and urban areas. Its latitudinal limits fall around the tree line in the subarctic and it is absent from the high Arctic. Generally it favors varied habitats with open woodland, woodland edge and open terrain. It is legally protected in Canada, Mexico, and the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Accipitridae
Genus:
   Buteo
Scientific:
  Buteo jamaicensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1788)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. p.266

Protonym:
  Falco jamaicensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2896866


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CEFBC5F0CA0F50B7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CEFBC5F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CEFBC5F0


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175350

Geographic range:

  • Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis: Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and n Lesser Antilles
  • Buteo jamaicensis alascensis: SE Alaska and coastal British Columbia
  • Buteo jamaicensis calurus: W North America (west of the Great Plains)
  • Buteo jamaicensis socorroensis: Socorro I. (Revillagigedo Islands off w Mexico)
  • Buteo jamaicensis [fuertesi or suttoni]: Texas to n Mexico
  • Buteo jamaicensis hadropus: Highlands of central Mexico
  • Buteo jamaicensis kemsiesi: S Mexico (Chiapas) to n Nicaragua
  • Buteo jamaicensis costaricensis: Costa Rica and western Panama
  • Buteo jamaicensis fumosus: Tres Marías Islands (off w Mexico)
  • Buteo jamaicensis umbrinus: Florida
  • Buteo jamaicensis solitudinis: Bahamas and Cuba
  • Buteo jamaicensis borealis: North America (east of the Great Plains)
  • Buteo jamaicensis kriderii: Plains of s-central Canada to n-central US
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English:
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani]
French:
Buse à queue rousse [excl. harlani]


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo borealis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo borealis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo borealis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Red-tailed Hawk ( Buteo jamaicensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani] ( Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Buteo jamaicensis [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species (alt)

This taxon is a subspecies of Buteo jamaicensis

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Other synonyms


Bulgarian: Червеноопашат мишелов
Catalan: Aligot cua-roig
Czech: káně rudochvostá
Danish: Rødhalet Våge
German: Rotschwanzbussard
English: Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (excl. harlani), Red-tailed Hawk [excl. harlani]
Esperanto: Ruĝvosta buteo
Spanish: Busardo Colirrojo, Gavilán Colirrojo
Spanish (Colombia): Gavilán Colirrojo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Gavilán colirrojo
Spanish (Cuba): Gavilán de Monte
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Guaraguao
Spanish (Honduras): Gavilán cola roja
Spanish (Mexico): aguililla cola-roja
Spanish (Nicaragua): Gavilán Colirrojo
Estonian: punasaba-viu
Finnish: amerikanhiirihaukka
French: Buse à queue rousse, Buse à queue rousse [excl. harlani]
Haitian Creole French: Malfini ke wouj
Hungarian: rőtfarkú ölyv
Italian: Poiana della Giamaica
Japanese (romaji): akaonosuri
Japanese: アカオノスリ
Scientific: Buteo borealis, Buteo jamaicensis, Buteo jamaicensis [excl. harlani], Buteo jamaicensis borealis, Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis, Falco borealis, Falco jamaicensis
Lithuanian: Raudonuodegis suopis
Dutch: Roodstaartbuizerd
Norwegian: Rødhalevåk
Polish: myszolów rdzawosterny, myszołów rdzawosterny
Portuguese: Gavião-de-rabo-vermelho
Russian: Канюк ямайский или краснохвостый, Краснохвостый сарыч
Slovak: Myšiak hrdzavochvostý
Swedish: Rödstjärtad vråk
Chinese: 红尾鵟
Chinese (Traditional): 紅尾鵟

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