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Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Educational Ambassador: Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk

(Buteo jamaicensis)

Dakota’s Personal History

Species: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Family: Accipitridae

Age: Hatched in 1991

Weight: 1400 g (3 lbs)

Found: North Dakota in October 1991

Injury: Fractured left humerus (broken left wing)

History: Dakota was injured by a shotgun in the fall of her first year, and was unable to fully recover. She currently still has fragments of the bullet in her left wing. Dakota was brought to Osprey Wilds in May 1993 to be an educational ambassador.

Natural History