Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk
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)
Wingspan: 37–43.7 Inches (94–111 Centimeters)
Weight: 17.1–27.3 Ounces (486–774 Grams)

Behavior :

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.