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Red-tailed hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


My wife spotted this hawk. I was trying to get closer to it. It was in a tree eating something. When I approached it flew over lucky me. It is eating a snake! Love this shot

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

it's a red-tail without a doubt.

Thanks for all the complements everyone

Apple 9 years ago

This would be a great spotting for the Hunters mission at

achmmad 9 years ago

Snake! amazing shot! Congratulation ...

FoTony 9 years ago


Tamir 9 years ago

Wow thats amazing! You even caught it with a snake in its claws. Perfect!

EmilyMarino 9 years ago

I was thinking western red-tailed hawk as well! Superb shots by the way!

Liam 10 years ago

Super shot. I agree with Mitch here. A definite Red-Tailed to me, most likely a Western.

MitchRay 10 years ago

Tough angle to see the belly band, but I'm thinking Western race of the Red-tailed Hawk, which has a heavily streaked belly band. This one seems to have the dark shoulders, streaky breast, and red-tail of a Light-colored Western Adult. Its lacks the facial disk and banded tail of the juvenile harrier.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Wow! Amazing shot!

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Cool action!

Elsa 10 years ago

That is an AMAZING picture!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago


UnckieBob 10 years ago

Vey cool shot!


TampaDave 10 years ago

I don't think that is a red-tailed hawk. It lacks the band around the belly. I think it may be a harrier.

California, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2011
Submitted on Apr 16, 2011

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