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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

1 Species ID Suggestions

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 4 months ago
Red Tailed Hawk, juvenile
Buteo jamaicensis


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5 Comments

jazz.mann
jazz.mann 4 months ago

Yes, the explanation is so helpful when there are several similar species in the same genus and how to distinguish between them. Most people just put in their suggestion and don't take the time to add the info that helps everyone else to see what they see. Do you agree that this one is also a red-tailed? https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/44...
Thanks.

PamelaSmith
PamelaSmith 4 months ago

I am less than confident when id'ing hawks. Thanks so much for the id and for explaining it.

jazz.mann
jazz.mann 4 months ago

thanks MrsPbio

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 4 months ago

That belly band across its chest is the trademark of a Red Tailed Hawk. The striped underpart of the tail indicates it is a juvenile. Common hawks, yet regal! Nice shot.

jazz.mann
jazz.mann 4 months ago

This is a Hawk, but not sure if it is a red-tailed, red-shouldered, broad-winged, or a Cooper's hawk.

PamelaSmith
Spotted by
PamelaSmith

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Spotted on Jun 20, 2020
Submitted on Aug 23, 2021

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