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Red-tailed hawk (juvenile)

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Possibly a sub species Buteo jamaicensis harlani (Harlan's Hawk). Debate about its status is still ongoing I believe. This juvenile appears to be the rufous morph of that subspecies. I know there are too many variables here - If anyone sees something here that could help ID this one please let me know.

Habitat:

Spotted in a tree next to a large open field at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Thank you WilliamsFamily for commenting.

The GeoDex
The GeoDex a year ago

I love red tailed hawks, they have the most amazing cries.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Nov 10, 2018
Submitted on Nov 11, 2018

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