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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Probably the most common hawk in the U.S. Rufous tail, yellowish legs, brownish eye, and white spots on the back. Many times its breast is whitish with a wide band of brown spots going across horizontally.

Habitat:

Open areas and a wide range of habitats.

Notes:

One of the few times I've seen a Red-tailed Hawk actually hover like a Kestrel.

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5 Comments

ichanichiro
ichanichiro 8 years ago

cool

Love these animals.

JeanC.Fisher
JeanC.Fisher 8 years ago

Reminds me so of my "Maury, Jr." (who brings me PRESENTS!) ;^D

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 8 years ago

Brilliant!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely.

Dennis Davenport
Spotted by
Dennis Davenport

Washington, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2009
Submitted on Sep 25, 2011

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