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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo Lineatus)

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Assessment Summary

 

Assessment Summary – April 2006

Common name::

Red-shouldered Hawk

Scientific name:
Buteo Lineatus

Status:
Not at risk

Reason for designation:
In Canada, this forest-nesting species has been stable or increasing, depending on the region, over the last 10 to 20 years. The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation, which is likely to be most serious in the southern parts of its Canadian range. Populations are stable or increasing in most parts of the United States, so there is also a potential outside source for rescue.

Occurrence:
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick

Status history:
Designated Special Concern in April 1983. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1996. Status re-examined and designated Not at Risk in April 2006. Last assessment based on an update status report.