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Red Tailed Hawk


I was driving to work today and was lucky enough to get a good photo op. I'm pretty sure it's a red tail hawk but would love to know for sure.

1 Species ID Suggestions

littlemayb 9 years ago
Red-tailed hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

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QuigCrew 9 years ago

great action sequence, wow

CynthiaMHori 9 years ago

Yep - Red tail hawk. Osprey has flatter head , white on head, and doesnt have a red tail! Anyway - I have decided that I want to drive your route to work! All I ever see is cars and an occasional misplaced deer.

KateCampbell 9 years ago

Thanks for the great discussion everyone! Red Tailed Hawk is the verdict.

MitchRay 9 years ago

It's definitely a Red-tailed Hawk, the red tail and "belly band" are diagnostic. Great shot by the way!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Fantastic pictures. I side with the red-tailed hawk.

TampaDave 9 years ago

Osprey's have a white head with a brown band across the eyes. I would have to say Red-tailed hawk.

KateCampbell 9 years ago

Thanks Mark I appreciate the help. Any idea on my latest post?

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2011

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