Hawks

Commonly known for circling high above grounds, hawks have extraordinary vision which allows them to see small animals from high altitudes.

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What does it mean when you see twenty plus red tailed hawks flying together?

It means you probably aren't looking at Red-tailed hawks.
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What is a nestling hawk used for falconry called?

eyas

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Mosquitoes
Dragonflies

Is the mosquito hawk the same as a dragonfly?

According to my grandma Sadie (born & raised in Florida) they are the same thing.

Well, they can be.

"Mosquito hawk" is what we call a "common name", or an "informal name"; it is what people call any particular animal or plant in a particular place or time. It need not be correct, for example a mosquito is not a hawk and not a mosquito and it means different things in different places, and in a lot of places it means nothing at all because lots of people don't use the name. Common names are useful because they enable people in a particular place to talk about animals and plants and more or less understand each other most of the time, but they also are confusing because most animals and plants have no common names at all, most those that do have common names have more than one even in the same language, some in different places. Most common names also apply to more than one animal or plant. And a lot of common names have wrong meanings.

"Formal" or "scientific" names may be a bit harder to use in many ways, but they do better than common names in some of those ways.

For example, in some places a mosquito hawk is a Crane fly (also called a "daddy long legs". See what I mean about common names?). A crane fly is not a mosquito (though it , not a hawk, and doesn't hawk mosquitoes. It is a member of the fly Family Tipulidae, and that is a name that an insect scientist (entomologist) will recognise in any language in any place in the world.

In some places a mosquito hawk is indeed a dragonfly as grandma Sadie rightly said. It also is neither a mosquito nor a hawk, but it does catch mosquitoes in the air; it "hawks" them all right.

In some places a mosquito hawk is a damselfly. Damselflies are very closely related to dragonflies, and like dragonflies, damselflies are neither hawks nor mosquitoes, but do hawk mosquitoes. Most people who call dragonflies mosquito hawks also call damselflies mosquito hawks. Both are in the order Odonata, and again, an entomologist in any country should know the name Odonata, and what it means.

Crane flies are in the order Diptera and therefore are practically unrelated to dragonflies and damselflies.

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Scavengers

Is red tail hawk a scavenger?

Not typically, they prefer live prey. The RTH is one of he most adaptable birds of prey and will scavenge if necessary.

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Care of Reptiles
Reptiles
Snakes
Hawks

What do king snakes eat in the wild?

Mainly small rodents such as mice and small rats. They may also eat small lizards and sometimes smaller snakes. They are known to be cannibals and may eat a smaller kingsnake. Sometimes they eat small bird eggs, like those of finches, pigeons, and most songbirds. They will even eat baby birds, if flightless or not mature enough to fly.

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How do crows scare away hawks?

They will mob, or gang up to drive the hawk away.

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Do sea hawks eat other birds?

Yes , they are predatory. Raptors.

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Is a jay hawk a real bird?

The jay hawk is another name for two accipiter hawks (hawks that prey primarily on other birds), the Cooper's hawk, and sharpshinned hawk, which are nearly identical in appearance, with the Cooper's being somewhat larger.

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Broadwing hawk adaptations?

The hawk you are talking about has a hooked beak often useful to tear meat from it's prey which is very useful as not many other birds have this (= yummy. Dinner!

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Does a hawk have ears like a dog?

no

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What of type of claws do hawks have?

talons

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Do hawks live alone or in groups?

The vast majority are solitary except during mating/nesting. The most notable exception is the Harris's Hawk. The Harris's live and hunt together, similar to wolves.
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What is ecological niche of the hawk?

They fall under Raptor family .

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Does hawk claws powerful?

very! be careful!

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Wolves
Hawks
Owls

Do owls or hawks eat wolves?

If they were a entirely new massive version of owls of hawks, yes. But not with the normal ones.

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Farm Animals
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What fish do hawks eat?

Most hawks don't eat fish. Most hawks eat mice, voles and birds, not fish.

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Are hawks carnivores herbivores or omnivores?

Hawks are primarily carnivores because they eat other animals. They are considered birds of prey, with beaks and claws designed for ripping and tearing. Hawks can also be scavengers, scavenging for food that has already been killed by another predator or perhaps by a car or sickness.

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Carnivores

Are hawks carnivore?

Yep

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Can you eat hawk?

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Care of Birds
Hawks
Geometry
Scavengers

Why do hawks circle in the sky?

Hawks circle when they are looking for prey and they also look like they are circling when they are actually riding the warm thermals in the atmosphere. Some of what you might think are hawks could actually be turkey vultures or black birds.

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Mainly buteos do soaring, as their wide wings enable them to glide without a single flap of the wing. Vultures will circle on warm thermals, and doves can catch the wind and briefly glide. Swallows and martins circle and zip in the sky catching small bugs.

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Is it legal to have a pet hawk?

No, I don't think it is legal.

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Hawks

What threatens red-tailed hawks?

Habitat loss and hunters/poachers.

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What region of Texas is the red shouldered hawk in?

The red shouldered hawk is a bird of moist woodlands and swamps.

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Scientific name of hawk?

they can be called

1)b. jamaicensis

or Buteo jamaicensis

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Do hawks eats orioles?

yes, hawks eat all animals that are smaller than them

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