Birds of North America says that Red-tailed Hawk has been reported as far
south as Venezuela and Colombia.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Lindsay Goodloe <> wrote:

>     From what I’ve read, the red-tailed hawk occurs in Central America
> but not in South America. When I was growing up in the 1950s, I was a big
> fan of Disney’s True Life Adventure films, one of which was The Living
> Desert. Though it’s been about 60 years since I’ve seen the film, I have a
> clear memory of a sequence in which a red-tailed hawk dove through a flying
> mass of bats that were either just departing from or returning to the cave
> in which they roosted by day.  As I recall, the red-tail eventually caught
> a bat after repeated failures. I’m sure an accipiter could have done better!
> Lindsay Goodloe
> I think one of the BBC specials shows red-tailed hawks catching bats.  Big
> bats, in South America...I think.
> David Diaz
> Tburg, NY
> > On Aug 10, 2014, at 8:51 PM, "Kevin Loope" <*
> <>*> wrote:
> >
> > Sitting on my porch at around 8:15 this evening, I noticed a silhouetted
> accipiter (female sharp-shinned or male cooper’s?) atop the utility pole in
> the TCAT parking lot in Varna.  It was pulling apart what I thought was a
> small bird, but when it tossed it off and flew away I found the fresh
> remains of a bat (mostly wings) at the base of the pole, plus the remains
> of at least two more bats that were slightly less fresh.  Do they “hawk”
> the bats in flight??  What a remarkable feat that would be!  Anyone ever
> witnessed it?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin Loope
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