There is one photo on this page:
Female Red-Tailed Hawk
recovering from a back injury
Members of the Buteo group of Hawks, which includes the
Broad-Winged Hawk, these large birds of prey are valued by falconers
for their calm temperament. Like most raptors, the female is
larger than the male.
Note the large talons and beak! They can inflict serious
injury. Like all birds of prey, these Hawks can be dangerous
and should not be handled except by experienced Wildlife Specialists.
Many times these birds are hit by cars while feeding on
roadkill. This female Red-Tailed Hawk came to us paralyzed with
a back injury, but made a full recovery. She did not like having
her picture taken!
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