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Red-Tailed Hawk (Juvenile)

Buteo Jamaicensis

Description:

A North American hawk with dark brown coloration above, bars on the tail, and brown spots on the white breast and sides.

Habitat:

northwest USA pine forests.


3 Comments

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 7 years ago

Thanks! I didn't realize that they didn't always have a red tail! Learned something new!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

That's a beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk! He/she is a juvenile...the red tail will come in in the 2nd year. Great capture!

Steven Sheppard
Steven Sheppard 7 years ago

It isn't a Common Buzzard because from what I know, that is a European and Asian, not American species.

Steven Sheppard
Spotted by
Steven Sheppard

Aloha, Oregon, USA

Lat: 45.50, Long: -122.86

Spotted on Feb 15, 2013
Submitted on Feb 15, 2013

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