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Red-shouldered Hawk: Large hawk with brown upperparts and head. Underparts are white with rust-red barring. The wings are finely barred above with red-brown shoulders and pale below with red-brown wash and dark tips. Tail is dark with thick white bands.
Red-shouldered Hawk: Resident in the eastern woodlands and west of the Rocky Mountains; also in New England and the Great Lakes region during the summer.
Spotted this specimen (assumed female) in my backyard; she was joined by another (assumed male) briefly - they appeared to be mating.
Lat: 34.06, Long: -84.60
Spotted on Feb 12, 2013
Submitted on Feb 13, 2013