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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus


17 inches long (43.18 cm). Medium sized. Long-tailed, long-winged hawk with thin crescent-shaped wing windows and dark tips of wings. Tail has 3-4 thin white bands between wide black bands. Perched - Cinnamon breast, reddish shoulders, bold white spots on dark wings. Spots prey such as small mammals, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects and a few birds when perched.


Open woodlands


2nd video. Longer with natural sounds. I just wish I had seen it fly. Please set on HD and full screen.


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Thanks Christy. I joined the mission. It looked so pretty in the trees and the snow. Like a living painting. Thanks everyone! I am thrilled to have my first Hawk spot uploaded.

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

What a cutie!! We don't have these guys here in CO...I think it's strange that they're in the East and West, but not here! I'd love you to add this (and any other Raptor spottings that apply) to the mission Raptors of North America:

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago Here is another longer video. I was waiting for it to fly, but never did. You can see the bird better and all natural sounds. Thanks!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful bird! Great video again!

ceherzog 9 years ago

My goodness..beautiful shots but now I need to go get a sweater, I feel soooo cold. Love the video!

KarenL 9 years ago

Great series Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Thanks so much! This particular hawk has a really "owlish" look to it. I was fortunate to get 4 videos, but missed it flying away. My arm was ready to fall off recording them.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Let it snow,Let it Snow,Let it snow!! What a lovely video of snowflakes and this cute bird! I could not here the music because the audio is out. Maybe later.
Snow and wild life,,,,vwery appealing indeed

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Just watched the video! Awesome job!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Thanks! The video finally processed. I took 4 videos. I added the short 50 second one when it was really snowing. Added music for your enjoyment. Please view HD and full screen.

Elsa 9 years ago

Stunning bird and beautifully captured!!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

BTW very cute hawk and great pics,especially his head.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Carol,my favorite one too. though he has a bad eye on my very cute cat. He sits on a tree and constantly looks at him.
For fun facts,read comments and notes in my spotting. Though I believe that the Eastern and western have some differences.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Thanks Jacob. I haven't seen this hawk before. I had one sighting of a Red-tailed Hawk in the distance last year. I am thrilled with this hawk. WOW!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Gorgeous shots, Carol! Buteo lineatus looks like it to me.

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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