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Red-shouldered hawk

Buteo lineatus


Medium sized hawk with brown, white, and reddish feathers. Appeared to have a black (or very dark brown) and white striped tail. Appears to have markings of a red shoulder and has reddish barring on its breast.


This hawk was spotted on our school playground during the early afternoon.


It seemed to be scoping out something in a small field adjacent to the playground. It flew from the high wires to the ground then to a low fence and finally back to the high wire before taking off.
It was a cool find!

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Brian38 a year ago
Red-shouldered hawk
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered hawk - Wikipedia

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Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 3 months ago

Thank you Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 months ago

Such a beautiful hawk. Wonderful spotting, Dawn.

maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome, Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay....

Thank you Maplemoth for your comment!

Thank you Brian! We were lucky it stayed long enough for us to get some great pictures, and observe its' behavior.

Wow! We are so excited to just be nominated! Thank you so much!

AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

maplemoth662 a year ago

Five, beautiful photos....

Brian38 a year ago

Nice series! It's awesome you were able to get so many different views!

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Lat: 29.43, Long: -98.52

Spotted on Jan 31, 2018
Submitted on Feb 16, 2018

Spotted for Mission

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