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Red-Shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Description:

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Notes:

I thought this was a Cooper's Hawk but with help from people on this list, I now know it is a Red-Shouldered Hawk.

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Red-Shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk


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7 Comments

TracieNoles-Ross
TracieNoles-Ross 8 years ago

I added it to the suggested mission, Christy.

TracieNoles-Ross
TracieNoles-Ross 8 years ago

We see lots of hawks around our place and are eager to learn all about them. Thanks for the help identifying this beautiful raptor!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

There is no mistaking that this is a red shouldered hawk! Great spot!

TracieNoles-Ross
TracieNoles-Ross 8 years ago

Thanks so much!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Nice series! Great Red-Shouldered hawk! I'd love you to add this spotting to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah--this is a very good start. Looking forward to more wildlife in your area.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

I think this is a red shouldered hawk instead of a Cooper's hawk. Cooper's hawks have yellow eyes and adults have more uniformly colored back plummage. Your last photo clearly shows the 'red shoulders'.

TracieNoles-Ross
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TracieNoles-Ross

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Spotted on May 9, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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