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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis borealis


Took this picture right when it killed a squirrel, I thought I was next.

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ChristyHolland 11 years ago

Wonderful capture! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America:

Liam 11 years ago

The speckled belly band makes it a Red-tailed Hawk. Rough-legged Hawks have all-dark bellies or dark chests. Dark crown also suggests Red-tailed.
Rough-legged are true to their name and have feathering all down their legs instead of just the tibia.
It's unlikely you would find a Roughie in MD in early Oct. They usually show up late Oct or early Nov.
Nice spotting!

Arun 11 years ago

nice capture !!

dwightseabreez 11 years ago

Very nice : )

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

This spotting could go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at

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Maryland, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2012
Submitted on Oct 4, 2012

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