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Red-shouldered Hawk

Buteo lineatus

Description:

The remains of what is likely an immature Red-shouldered Hawk. The feathers were quite dirty, but the wings were mostly intact and still connected to the sternum. This was found as pictured, with wings spread, on an embankment between two erosion gullies that now serve as beaver canals. I laid down a field guide I had with me for scale, as shown in the fifth picture.

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3 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

so true.how do these predators fall prey themselves!!

bachmanaj
bachmanaj 10 years ago

This is the second time I've found remains of a Red-shouldered Hawk on this tract of land (the first was a large collection of feathers spread out, almost in a trail). In this area, the most likely culprits are Red Fox or Barred Owls.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Interesting find, thanks for sharing. Last summer I found the remains of a sharp-shinned hawk. It always makes me wonder how these predators fall prey themselves...

bachmanaj
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bachmanaj

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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