Sounds of the Red-tailed Hawk
Song: Shrill, down-slurred, hissy scream tseeeeeeaarr. This call is often used in movies as a substitute for a eagle scream.
Call: The familiar tseeeeaar scream is given both when flying and perched, as well as during courtship. An upslurred, chirping klooeek, klooeek is given by courting adults most often during aerial courtship displays, and also by fledglings.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.