The Red-tailed Hawk has been heard numerously throughout Hollywood where their cry has been unjustly applied to other raptors such as the Eagle in their films. You may even have heard these raptors also called Chicken Hawk although they rarely prey on chickens. These raptors are amazingly adapted for life in the air and their diversity can acclimate to all the biomes within their range, occurring on the edges of non-ideal habitats such as dense forests and sandy beaches. They’re one of the largest birds you’ll see from the interior of Alaska and Northern Canada to as far as Panama and the West Indies. They have been known to hunt from perches in pairs and rely on a diet consisting of small mammals, rodents and infrequent invertebrates. Because they are so common and easily trained as capable hunters, in the United States they are the most commonly captured