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Red-tailed Hawk (dark morph)

Buteo jamaicensis

1 Species ID Suggestions

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

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Jellis 10 years ago

Thank you Liam. We all missed you.

Liam 10 years ago

Dark morph Red-tailed Hawk

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

i think this more likely a juvenile red-tailed hawk based on the medium leg tufts, what i think is a dark belly band, dark leading patagials, and dark carpal commas. looks like it could have a scapular "V" too.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 10 years ago

could be a juvenile cooper's hawk. still checking.

EmilyMarino 10 years ago

It's definitely not a red-tail! My best guess is red-shouldered...

I think it's a juvenile hawk because in the first picture the secondary feathers are lighter than the primary feathers which indicates a juvenile hawk.

Jellis 10 years ago

That site never works for me. I just tried to see what it would come up with.
Osprey or Rough-legged Hawk which it is neither of those two. I know it's a hawk. But Red-tailed or Red-shouldered

LCHinchey 10 years ago

I use this to narrow bird species down.

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Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013

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