Howdy, Birds of North America says that Red-tailed Hawk has been reported as far south as Venezuela and Colombia.
-Mike On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Lindsay Goodloe <l...@cornell.edu> 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" <*kj...@cornell.edu > <http://kj...@cornell.edu>*> 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 > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- The birds they sang at the break of day. Start again I heard them say. Don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --