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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis Raptor Fledglings

Notes:

Nottoway River 36.7409, -77.1093

1 Species ID Suggestions

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago
Osprey (juvenile)
Pandion haliaetus Osprey


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6 Comments

Sam5
Sam5 8 years ago

Beautiful shot. I think they might be red-shouldered hawks. Red-shoulders have a yellower cere than the tails do, and their eyes are darker brown at that age.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Rob, I am sure you are right.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Good picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Good point, but they do have the colouring of an osprey.

rstillings
rstillings 8 years ago

Not sure about that Team Brinez 1 .... I had to get out of my boat and hike in about 200 yrds to get this shot... almost every Osprey nest I have ever encountered has been on the water or pretty dang close... I guess it's possible...

rstillings
Spotted by
rstillings

Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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