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It’s a Hawk-Eat-Hawk World

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

This amazing brief video, shot on a smart phone yesterday, shows an immature Red-tailed Hawk devouring a mature Sharp-shinned Hawk, in the backyard of CAS President Alex Brash’s house, in Riverside. Alex’s son, Ian, took the video.

Red-tailed Hawks of course prey mostly on small mammals; Sharpies are designed to catch songbirds on the wing. Red-tails weigh about three pounds; Sharpies weigh, at most, half a pound.

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
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