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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above.

Habitat:

Open areas.

Notes:

Found perched on a dead Ironwood tree in the Sonoran Desert, Southwest Arizona. We often see them perched on the power poles along the highways.

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1 Comment

DesertCoyote
DesertCoyote 6 years ago

Beautiful!

JudyCrawford
Spotted by
JudyCrawford

Arizona, USA

Lat: 33.60, Long: -114.22

Spotted on Oct 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 28, 2011

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