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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

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-morph” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-morph” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly.

Habitat:

Open fields, forests, towns, cities, Universities, parks

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1 Comment

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a month ago

He's banded; do you know what that's about?

daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Spotted on Oct 19, 2020
Submitted on Oct 19, 2020

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