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This bird stayed on its perch a long time. The habitat was oak-hickory forest near some clearings for houses and a road.
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-...
Spotted on Mar 28, 2008 Submitted on Dec 15, 2016
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