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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

large bird of prey

Habitat:

saw on the side of the road near where bald eagles were congregating

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Red-tailed hawk
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed Hawk


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3 Comments

AudreyDavis
AudreyDavis 7 years ago

Thank you, my boyfriend and I were slightly confused as to what it was.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

...and welcome to Project Noah! :D

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Most definitely a red-tailed hawk! Nice find! They are the most common hawk in America, but one of my favorite raptors. This bird has the stereotypical belly band. This birds eyes are dark and I can see the hint of a red tail behind the pole which is indicative of an adult!

AudreyDavis
Spotted by
AudreyDavis

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Feb 7, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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