Red-tailed hawks are very common North American Buteo hawks. Like all Buteos they are a very large hawk, about 19 to 25 inches. They have broad wings with a wing span of around 4 feet and, a short wide tail. Typical adult plumage is dark brown above with a white chest with brown streaks on the belly, and brown eyes. They get their name from the most distinguishing feature in adult birds, their brick-red tail. The females are larger than males. Taken at Boundary Bay BC.