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Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Large hawk reminiscent of a red-tailed hawk but without the distinctive reddish coloration in the tail feathers. Seen along the Columbia River near Hood River, Oregon.


AshleyT 5 years ago

I don't see anything on this bird that would lead you to think it's a merlin or a harrier

Thanks to all who identified this as a juvenile red-tailed hawk. You can see these photos and others of mostly Pacific Northwest wildlife posted at:

Animalia 5 years ago

I would've said Merlin or Northern Harrier, but looking at the tail and size, yeah it's a juvenile red tail.

AshleyT 5 years ago

Not all red-tailed hawks have a red tail. This is an immature

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Apr 4, 2015
Submitted on May 17, 2015

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