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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

I'm thinking Red tailed hawk and it looks really under weight to me....thought it might be a juvenile but the eyes are not yellow

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2 Comments

KimChampagne
KimChampagne 7 years ago

Thank's Christy....I thought so....

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Nice spotting Kim! Definitely a Red-Tail...the tail is pretty vivid...The eyes take a few years to darken, and the red tail comes the 2nd year (yours is an adult). Juveniles would be the same size as an adult. As far as health, it's hard to say, but he looks good to me! Maybe he had a hard summer...

KimChampagne
Spotted by
KimChampagne

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

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