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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

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-morph” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-morph” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly.

Habitat:

Open fields, forests, towns, cities, Universities, parks


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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.57, Long: -105.09

Spotted on Dec 20, 2017
Submitted on Dec 20, 2017

Spotted for mission

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