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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Large bird,golden feathers with dark markings. Yellow beak,eye appears to have dark stripe.

Habitat:

This bird has been hunting along the bay and marshy areas.

Notes:

This large bird is new to my area. Distinct golden colored feathers and beak. It flies semi low and raids geese and ducks resting in shoreline grasses. I observed it hunting and capturing a small mammal in a bay area of driftwood and marsh grass. It glides and has a tipping pattern similar to vultures and hawks. It is slightly smaller then a eagle. It is larger then a hawk.

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Liam
Liam 8 years ago
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1 Comment

GregGiesbers
GregGiesbers 8 years ago

That is a red tailed hawk

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013

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