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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Notes:

Whether wheeling over a swamp forest or whistling plaintively from a riverine park, a Red-shouldered Hawk is typically a sign of tall woods and water. It’s one of our most distinctively marked common hawks, with barred reddish-peachy underparts and a strongly banded tail. In flight, translucent crescents near the wingtips help to identify the species at a distance. These forest hawks hunt prey ranging from mice to frogs and snakes. (Cornell)

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7 Comments

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

How the heck did I miss this one! Terrific photos!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Cool!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Dilan and Desmond. Both pictures are a second apart when the hawk was diving from a tree towards something on the ground.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

perfect shots!!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

So Incredible! Pics #1 and #2 look like the same pictures but with a different background.

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Mark. Now I see why they're called red-shouldered.

goldeneagle
goldeneagle 6 years ago

Awesome

Tom15
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Spotted on Apr 25, 2015
Submitted on Apr 25, 2015

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