The high-pitched “kheer” sound of the Red-tailed Buzzard is often used in TV and films to denote bald eagles, as it’s thought to be the most ‘eagle like’ sound!
One of the largest North American hawk species, these impressive red-tailed birds are often seen soaring above rural areas from coast to coast.Their high-pitched “kheer” call is often used in TV and films to denote bald eagles, as it’s thought to be the most ‘eagle like’ sound!
Red-tailed Buzzards will often keep the same territory for life, which can be as large as 9.6 square miles. The birds defend their patch with impressive aerial displays of steep dives and climbs. A mated pair will often glide over their territory together. Despite this bird’s impressive strength and soaring ability, red-tails prefer to perch in wait for their prey rather than hovering in the air. They then glide and snatch their meal from the ground.