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Name: Mia
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Date: 2000-2001

What is a "chicken hawk" and do you know what they sound like?

"Chicken hawk" is a local name for any variety of hawk that might prey on chickens in a farm yard. It probably has been most often applied to red-tailed hawks because those are the most common hawks around farms in much of the United States, but there really is no single species of bird that is correctly called by this name.

J. Elliott

Chicken hawk is an old term. It was usually associated with farmers who identified any hawk (or eagle, ospreys, vultures and sometimes crows)as a potential predators to farm animals. They would shoot at any of these indiscriminately. Modern farmers are much more educated and recognize the differences. They are probably one of the most support for conservation, and especially wildlife.

Steve Sample

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