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Brown with a light gray underside. Wing feathers are banded and the tail feathers are a rusty red-orange color. One of the most common and well-known hawks in North America. Also occasionally called the "chickenhawk", though they usually tend to go for smaller prey items.
They like to circle overhead while I'm out in the fields. Of course, they can always see me better than I can see them. Maybe someday I'll get decent photos of them.