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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Habitat:

Purple martin birdhouse over a manmade reclaimed freshwater lake. Hawk had captured and begun to eat an unknown snake



1 species ID suggestions

5 Comments

Mick G
Mick G 5 years ago

For sure @jamiewgoodspeed, Green Cay. Last weekend.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 5 years ago

ha i can tell this was taken at green cay i recognize the martin house

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Hahahaha that name is much more entertaining though!

Mick G
Mick G 5 years ago

Thank you. I first had it as a please help me ID with a common name of "I suck at ID of hawks" but took it off.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Cooper's Hawks have dark gray and black bands on the tail, as opposed to the black and white your bird has. Also the heavy spotting on the back points towards Red-shouldered, Cooper's has a mostly solid back.

Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Lat: 26.46, Long: -80.07

Spotted on Mar 4, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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