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Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone) of the Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis (MCZ 335526)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Accipitriformes - Accipitridae - Buteo - Buteo jamaicensis
Species Description
The Red-Tailed Hawk is one of the most common hawks in North America, found throughout the continent. They live in a wide range of habitats, but prefer mixed forest and fields. The Red-Tailed Hawk is also known as the Chickenhawk, although they do not frequently eat chickens. Their main prey are small mammals; rodents can make up 85% of the Red-Tailed Hawk’s diet. However, they take a large variety of prey, with sizes ranging from beetles to jackrabbits. Their courtship involves complex flight displays; they will soar in circles high in the air, with the male occasionally reaching out his feet to touch the female. Red-Tailed Hawks will also sometimes clasp talons and plummet, spiraling towards the ground until they pull away and begin circling again. Given their intelligence and trainability, Red-Tailed Hawks make up the majority of hawks captured for falconry.
Specimen Information
Species Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)
Element Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 335526
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 62505
Number of Data Polygons 31260
Date Scanned July 25, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Jennifer Leavitt

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Other Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 335526 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 335526 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 335526 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 335526 Right Femur (Right Femur)
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