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Juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus


I cannot tell if he's a red-shouldered or red-tailed hawk. The bird does appear to be a juvenile though.

No species ID suggestions


KarenL 5 years ago

Lovely capture Kelly!
Welcome to the community!

kelly.girlscouts 5 years ago

Thank you, DorenB and Jamiewgoodspeed. I was leaning towards Red-Shouldered myself.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

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jamiewgoodspeed 5 years ago

ya i agree because of the stripes on the tail feathers would be darker if this was a juvenile red tail.

Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

I believe this is a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk. The primary feathers on the wings are noticeably striped and the streaks/flecks on the breast go all the way up the neck. On a Red-tailed Hawk, there ordinarily would be a pale area at the top of the breast.

Texas, USA

Lat: 30.08, Long: -95.42

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Oct 19, 2013

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