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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 7 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 7 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

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

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