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Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk


This white, brown and black large bird flew overhead with another one diving at each other. Unfortunately this is the only shot I got of it.


I suspect this is a Red-tailed Hawk

1 Species ID Suggestions

Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis

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CindyBinghamKeiser 11 years ago

Thanks Kassius. I've update the spotting.

CindyBinghamKeiser 11 years ago

Hi Gordon, thank you for your suggestion. That's what I was thinking but since the image is lacking detail, I wasn't certain. I'll check out the link.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

I believe this is an immature redtailed hawk. Redtails are so variable I hesitate to be positive, but the dark head, the dark patigial bands on the underside of the wings, and the dark belly band suggests the species. The banded tail indicates a young bird. See for some good examples.

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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