E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Buteo jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1788)
Red-Tailed Hawk
Family: Accipitridae
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© Tom Munson  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #10385)

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Distribution of Buteo jamaicensis in British Columbia
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Three subspecies in BC:

Buteo jamaicensis alascensis
Buteo jamaicensis calurus
Buteo jamaicensis harlani

Includes two different forms in B.C. which are sometimes considered separate species: Red-tailed Hawk (B.jamaicensis) and Harlan’s Hawk (B. (j.) harlani).

Note Author: Jamie Fenneman 2012

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS5YellowNAR (May 1995)
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2021-10-22 12:31:47 AM]
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