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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


Red-tailed Hawk is brown above,pale yellow tint below,with a streaked belly and wing underside with a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail of a mature Red-tailed Hawk is a warm reddish cinnamon color. Yellow legs and feet. Pictured above is a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk.


Bay,fields and forest areas of shoreline.


This Hawk spent several minutes at each stop it made. It traveled 25-50 feet between stops to perch and observe.

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Tishanne Patterson
Tishanne Patterson 6 years ago

Thank you ChristyHolland. I have been following the Hawks and taking so many pictures in a day bringing them together in the upload. I did not separate them.
Thanks again for your help.

ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Nice series, Tishanne! It looks like you have 2 different birds here...both Red-Tailed Hawks. The first 2 pics show a Juvenile, and the remaining show an adult. You can separate them into two spottings if you want, as each "spotting" is usually one sighting of one bird.

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Lat: 46.98, Long: -123.89

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 21, 2013

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