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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Habitat:

This bird stayed on its perch a long time. The habitat was oak-hickory forest near some clearings for houses and a road.

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2 Comments

elaphrus
elaphrus 4 years ago

Thank-you, Doren!

Doren B
Doren B 4 years ago

The strong 'V" of white scapular feathers (in the first photo) is a good field mark for a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. The relatively short, lightly-barred tail is also helpful.

Compare with photo 4 from the gallery here:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-...

elaphrus
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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Mar 28, 2008
Submitted on Dec 15, 2016

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