|Classification(s) :||Predator, Prey|
|Cat Name :||Hawk|
|Common Name :||Red-shouldered Hawk|
|Scientific Name :||Buteo lineatus|
|Other Name(s) :|
|Physical Description :||
A brown hawk with a ruddy-barred underside, darker wings that are barred in white.
|Physical Statistics :||
Length: 16.9–24 Inches (43–61 Centimeters)
The Red-shouldered hawk is a forest dwelling bird with a preference for forested swamplands. They hunt by dropping down on their prey (which includes small mammals) from a perch in the trees. They are only seen in the clan territories during the summer season.
|Social Organization :||
Breeding Pairs, with the occasional solitary individual.
|Approval Level :||Mod; Because most hunting would be done by a nesting pair, hunting of cats would be a continuous problem rather than an isolated event.|
|Kill Difficulty :||High;
Deadly talons and sharp beak make this hawk dangerous.
|Training Level :||Specialty - Raptor;
Normally soaring or perched high, they can only be ambushed while they are hunting.
|Hunting Tactic :||Small Raptors|
|Food Quality :||High; A large bird comprised of rich, nutritious flesh.|
|Danger Level :||Medium (Kits and Small Apprentices are Vulnerable);
This flexible and opportunistic hunter takes small animals when the opportunity presents itself.