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DID YOU KNOW:  Red-shouldered Hawk’s eyes change color as they age. They have yellow eyes when they are young, and brown eyes as adults. Red-shouldered hawks will often use the same nest year after year. The male and the female will work together to build or renovate the nest.   The Red-shouldered Hawk is a member of the genus Buteo, a group of medium-sized raptors with robust bodies and broad wings. Members of this genus are known as buzzards in Europe, but hawks in North America. The Red-shouldered Hawk gets its name from reddish brown feathers on their upper wings giving the bird the appearance of having red shoulders, although this part of the wing is actually the hawk’s wrist.