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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Red-tailed Hawks are large hawks with typical Buteo proportions: very broad, rounded wings and a short, wide tail. Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds it’s brown and banded. “Dark-phase” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-phase” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly.


John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Its mission is to both educate the public and provide research opportunities in the areas of water quality and supply, wildlife management, and wetland systems. The constructed wetlands include seasonal emergent wetlands, scrub swamps and flooded bottomland hardwood forest.

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1 Comment

MIAH 5 years ago

Thanks for putting things in my Mission brown :)

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Texas, USA

Lat: 32.61, Long: -96.50

Spotted on Feb 21, 2014
Submitted on Feb 22, 2014

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