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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

"Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds it’s brown and banded. “Dark-phase” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-phase” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly." - All About Birds

Habitat:

Soaring above chaparral

Notes:

I'm not 100% sure on the ID as I'm terrible with Hawks!

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2 Comments

Thank you Leanne. It is so much more significant in person when they soar right above you!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 10 years ago

Beautiful Cindy :)

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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