Rojo Rojo was an adult when he was rescued from Santa Clara Pueblo in March, 2010. He had been caught on a barbed wire fence and suffered from a large tear to his right patagium. After surgery and rehabilitation, it was determined that while he could fly, he could not fly well enough to be released.

Red-Tailed Hawk
(Buteo jamaicensis)

Range and Habitat:
The red-tailed hawk is one of the most familiar and most widely distributed hawks in North America. It occupies many diverse habitats. It avoids densely timbered areas and large expanses without elevated perches. In New Mexico, the red-tailed hawk is a resident almost state-wide. Most residents winter in the state and are joined by many wintering migrants.

Red-tailed hawks in New Mexico are a “sit-and-wait” predator. They hunt from elevated perches, often along a roadside and will use different hunting techniques in different habitats. Their diet consists of small to medium sized mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Conservation Issues:
The red-tail hawk is common, with populations stable or increasing across North America. Threats to individuals include getting caught in barbed wire fencing, being hit by cars, and electrocution.


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Rojo can be sponsored for $2500. This will keep him fed and his shelter maintained.

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