Other Names: chickenhawk
Distribution: throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Size: 46-64 cm in length with a 110-145 cm wingspan, weighing 690-1160 g.
Plumage: Highly variable. Light-phase adults are tawny to chestnut overall with a brown-streaked white breast and rust-colored tail. Juveniles are generally duller and more streaked, lacking the rust-colored tail of the adult. The beak is yellow with a black tip and the legs and eyes are yellow.