A common woodland buteo, with broad wings and a broad banded tail, this hawk is often seen perched on tree tops, poles, and barn roofs hunting for prey. The very distinct call, a slurred two-syllable scream, ‘kee-yer,’ is not easily mistaken in this hawk’s hammock and swamp habitats. A diurnal (daytime) bird of prey, this hawk is readily seen and enjoyed.
Latin Name: Buteo Lineatus
Habitat:Pine flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp
Diet: snakes, frogs, large insects, birds, small mammals