Red-tailed Hawk - Farmland Guard

Medium: Watercolor. 10.3 X 14 inches.

The fifth of ten paintings for my M.F.A. thesis, An Illustrative Exploration of Birds of Prey in History and Culture.

When the barn owls retire after their nightly hunting, the red-tailed hawk takes over as rodent-control on farms during
the day. These large hawks are some of the most common raptors in the United States. Incorrectly labeled as 'chicken hawks,'
red-tailed hawks are more likely to hunt crop-damaging animals such as rats and rabbits than to try chasing a chicken.

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