The Ferruginous Hawk is stated by numerous sources to be the largest hawk specie (and definitely largest in the USA). It is commonly mistaken for an eagle to due it’s wingspan and girth. They can have a 56 inch wingspan and weigh over four pounds.
The largest species of hawk is the Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis). This monster of a bird has an average wingspan of 56 inches, length of 23 inches, and weighs up to four pounds. It feeds on large rodents, smaller birds, and snakes.
The Red-tailed Hawk has also been known to have a 56 inch wingspan, and to weigh between two and four pounds. It is found all over the western hemisphere, ranging from Alaska to Panama.[img_assist|nid=182729|title=Red-tailed Hawk|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=71|height=100]
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