Last December I posted in our social media about a Hawk at the Central Park. I show the image to some friends and I was amazed about what I found out. This was a Red-tailed hawk. I checked out Wikipedia and this is what it says.
“Red-tailed hawk is one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the “chickenhawk,” though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens.
The feathers and other parts of the red-tailed hawk are considered sacred to many American indigenous people and, like the feathers of the bald eagle and golden eagle, are sometimes used in religious ceremonies and found adorning the regalia of many Native Americans in the United States.”