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A Red Tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

A Bird of Prey found in Thornton Colorado

Habitat:

Found flying over a field.

Notes:

Photo taken by Morf and Edited by Morf

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Red-Tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk


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1 Comment

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Looks like a red-tailed hawk to me! I live in Broomfield and about two weeks ago the Swainson's Hawks started migrating South. Red-tails are checker board migrate so many of them stay here year round! Red-Tails are the most common hawk in Colorado and happen to be my favorite! The only other hawk that size in Colorado are Ferruginous Hawk but they are primarily found out east! Nice spotting!

EdwardBarber
Spotted by
EdwardBarber

Thornton, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

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