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Zone-tailed Hawk Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    : A rather lightly built hawk with slim wings and a fairly long tail when compared to a Red-tailed Hawk.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Red-shouldered Hawk, smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk.

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    • Male
      • Length: 17.7-22.1 in (45-56 cm)
      • Weight: 4.9-21.4 oz (140-607 g)
      • Wingspan: 29.9-30.9 in (76-78.6 cm)
    • Female
      • Weight: 29.8-33.0 oz (845-937 g)
      • Wingspan: 32.2-34.5 in (81.8-87.6 cm)

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