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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

I have a lot of hawk sightings in this particular clearing and I'm not sure how many times I am seeing the same bird. 5/17/13 update: There are two other hawks that Ifrequently see in this area; as far as I know this is one of only 2 sightings of this particular bird with a somewhat-distinctive white throat.

Habitat:

Spotted on a tree near an uncultivated area next to a mining operation in Kennesaw, GA

Notes:

Looking at the belly band and the white that goes all the way up its throat to its beak, I think this is the same bird as this spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/230... - the two sightings are also only about 20 feet apart!

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1 Comment

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Love this! It's hard to tell differences because they pose differently for different reasons...they can fluff their feathers out to keep warm, hunker down to keep their legs out of the cold... All I can say is keep 'em coming!! ;-)

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.02, Long: -84.58

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 4, 2013

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