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Red-Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

large raptor with distinctive red tail. Broad wings, brown back, pale belly. Often mistaken for an eagle at a distance

Habitat:

Common in North America. Found in open country , often perched on telephone poles or fence posts.

Notes:

I interrupted this beauty while it was dining on a squirrel. It was on the side of a country road

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9 Comments

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 6 years ago

Thanks Emma!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

awesome!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 6 years ago

Thanks williefromwi. i would agree!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

very nice spotting, I love to see raptors up close and personal, it is not something that happens to often.

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 6 years ago

Thank you all so much - I felt so very lucky to have spotted this magnificent bird!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Nice shots!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 6 years ago

Beautiful, this really shows how this bird got its name!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Preciosa!!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Beautiful bird! macrogears, chicken hawk is SOOO degrading!!! They're much too proud for that name!! ;-)

Mount Pleasant, Utah, USA

Lat: 39.54, Long: -111.46

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 26, 2012

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