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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Hawk with a brownish/reddish head, brown streaks in breast and belly feathers, yellow legs and feet, and white underparts.


I saw this hawk sitting in a tree on the edge of a parking lot for a busy shopping plaza. It was a freezing cold day, and this bird really stood out in an urban landscape.


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Ashley and Doren

Doren B
Doren B 3 years ago

That band of dark streaks across the middle is a distinctive characteristic of Red-tailed Hawks. It contrasts well with the white feathers high of the breast and sometimes these birds look like they are wearing a white ascot.

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jan 16, 2017
Submitted on Feb 21, 2017

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