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Red tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)
I learn this great remedy through proving and cases.
N/H (Imp = Bold)
- The Red-tailed Hawk is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the U.S. as the “Chicken hawk”, though it rarely preys on chickens.
- The Red-tailed Hawk displays sexual dimorphism in size, with females averaging about 25% heavier than males.
- In flight, this hawk soars with wings in a slight dihedral, flapping as little as possible to conserve energy. Active flight is slow and deliberate, with deep wing beats. In wind, it occasionally hovers on beating wings and remains stationary above the ground.
- The cry of the Red-tailed Hawk is a two to three second hoarse, rasping scream, described as [kree-eee-ar], which begins at a high pitch and slurs downward. This cry is often described as sounding similar to a steam whistle.
- The Red-tailed Hawk frequently vocalizes while hunting or soaring, but vocalizes loudest in annoyance or anger, in response to a predator or a rival hawk's intrusion into its territory.
- The Red-tailed Hawk is carnivorous, and an opportunistic feeder. Its diet is mainly small mammals, but it also includes birds and reptiles.
- Prey varies with regional and seasonal availability, but usually centers on rodents, comprising up to 85% of a hawk's diet.
- The Red-tailed Hawk hunts primarily from an elevated perch site, swooping down from a perch to seize prey, catching birds while flying, or pursuing prey on the ground from a low flight.
- The Great Horned Owl occupies a similar ecological niche nocturnally, taking similar prey. Competition may occur between the Red-tailed Hawk and the Great Horned Owl during twilight, although the differing nesting season and activity times usually results in a lack of direct competition.
- The Great Horned Owl is occasional predator of the Red-tailed Hawks and their nests.
- The Red-tailed Hawk reaches sexual maturity sexual at two years of age. It is monogamous, mating with the same individual for many years. In general, the Red-tailed Hawk will only take a new mate when its original mate dies.
- Red-tailed pairs will remain together for years in the same territories. The birds are very territorial. The female is usually the more aggressive partner around the nest itself, whereas the male is more aggressive when it comes to the territory boundaries.
- The same nesting territory may be defended by the pair for years.
- During courtship, the male and female fly in wide circles while uttering shrill cries. The male performs aerial displays, diving steeply, and then climbing again.
- Copulation often follows courtship flight sequences, although copulation frequently occurs in the absence of courtship flights.
- Great Horned Owls compete with the Red-tailed Hawk for nest sites. Each species has been known to kill the young and destroy the eggs of the other, but in general, both species nest in adjacent or confluent territories without conflict.
- Great Horned Owls are incapable of constructing nests and typically expropriate existing Red-tail nests.
- Red-tails are therefore adapted to constructing new nests when a previous year's nest has been overtaken by owls or otherwise lost.
- Looking after children and the vulnerable and being devoted to partner and to family are general bird features but, at the same time, partner, family and children are all tremendously restrictive.[this things strongly expressed in Buteo-j red-tailed hawk, in which the phrase, often used by patients…..''being tied to the stove'' or ''to the kitchen'']
- “In the first night I had five dreams and in all of them I was naturally taking care for another person. I was especially impressed my thought was natural loving feeling like family.”
- The hawk is torn between the needs of the others and his own needs.
- Spasmodic pain
- Nervous restlessness
- Generals, periodicity
- Generals, vibration, fluttering
- Dysmenorrheal pain… “As if sticks are pushed into the pelvis like magicians cutting women into pieces”
- Very strong cramps in her legs, led in the calf and right big toe
- Neck & shoulder tightness
(A) Buteo as Raptor…
- “Felt like flying, very high in the air as having taken drugs (I have never taken drugs). it was like floating in the air, I did not move my wings and I saw birds heads, birds of prey, and there was an incredible yearning for freedom. I had the feeling that we were hawks. There was a leash and a leather glove and I had to go back to this hand to which I was connected with a leash. The yearning for freedom was very strong.”
- Carefree, desire to be
- Zooming through stars
(B) Needs of the others v/s His own needs
- He feels he is obligated to care for others (handicapped & retarded) out of his GUILT and yet when he does that and not what he needs there is RESENTMENT.
- Trapped by his guilt and resentment he longs to be free and do what is NATURAL for him.
- There is also a strong need to be a part of group or fit in & to do what is expected of him/rules or he will be abandoned , neglected (D/D cow).
(A) Raptor’s general themes:
- Delusion; flying, feels as if while walking
- Vision, acute
- Hearing, acute
- Dreams, birds, eagles
- Dreams, flying
- Dreams, freedom
- Dreams, watching, herself from above
- Generals, energy, excess of energy
(B) Me v/s Family or group
- Delusions, neglected, he or she is neglected
- Dreams, caring, another person,about
- Dreams, family, own
- Dreams, father
- Dreams, friends, old
- Forsaken feeling
- Forsaken feeling, isolation, sensation of
- Negative relationship, exploited being, feels as if
- Talking, people, more than wanted to give
(C) Power v/s Helpless
- Mind, confident
- Mind, delusions, great person, is a
- Mind, power, sensation of
- Mind, helplessness, feeling of
- Insecurity, mental
- Dreams, helpless feeling
Buteo sensation words:
- Socializing/Self Control