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Red-Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


These beautiful birds are North America's most common hawks. They are found all over the continent, in Central America, and in the West Indies. The first of these hawks to be scientifically studied was found in Jamaica. Red-tailed hawks are known for their brick-colored tails, but there are 14 subspecies of various colorations, and not all of them have this characteristic.


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EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you both!

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Another superb shot! Thank you for sharing :)

JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Awesome shot!!!

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Brighton, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2015
Submitted on Jan 7, 2015

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