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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Red-tailed Hawks are large hawks with typical Buteo proportions: very broad, rounded wings and a short, wide tail. Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above, though in young birds it’s brown and banded. “Dark-phase” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-phase” birds are reddish-brown on the chest

Habitat:

Open country of North America

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jangstma
Spotted by
jangstma

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Feb 16, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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