AnAge entry for Buteo jamaicensis

Classification (HAGRID: 01028)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Accipitriformes
                Family: Accipitridae
                    Genus: Buteo
Species
Buteo jamaicensis
Common name
Red-tailed hawk

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
30.7 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The average longevity for these animals once they reach maturity is about 6 to 7 years. In the wild they do not normally live more than 16 years [0437]; record longevity in the wild is 30.7 years [0427]. In captivity they have been reported to live up to 29.5 years [0001]. There is also anecdotal evidence that a male called 'Pale Male' has been living in New York City since 1991, making it over 20 years of age.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
31 days
Clutch size
3 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
57.6 g
Adult weight
1,362 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.188 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 175350
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56263
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