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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Description:

Size & Shape Red-shouldered Hawks are medium-sized, with broad, rounded wings and medium-length tails that they fan out when soaring. In flight, they often glide or soar with their wingtips pushed slightly forward, imparting a distinctive, “reaching” posture. Color Pattern Adults are colorful hawks with dark-and-white checkered wings and warm reddish barring on the breast. The tail is black with narrow white bands. Immatures are brown above and white below streaked with brown. All ages show narrow, pale crescents near the wingtips in flight.

Habitat:

Look for Red-shouldered Hawks in deciduous woodlands, often near rivers and swamps. They build stick nests in a main crotch of a large tree. During migration, Red-shouldered Hawks often move high overhead along ridges or along the coast.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago
Red-Shouldered-Hawk
Buteo lineatus


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3 Comments

krystal.mejia
krystal.mejia 8 years ago

I agree it looks like a red shouldered hawk

KimChampagne
KimChampagne 8 years ago

Yes it is Geo....Thank's :)

Geodialist
Geodialist 8 years ago
KimChampagne
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KimChampagne

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Jan 20, 2013
Submitted on Jan 20, 2013

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