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Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile)

Buteo jamaicensis

Description:

Juvenile are distinguishable from adults by their prominent white 'bib,' a lack of a red-colored tail, and a bluish tint to the feet and cere (nose). As in all other hawks, females are about 25% larger than males.

Habitat:

Open country, including farm lands.

Notes:

Some glamor shots of my falconry bird. I took this hawk from the wild and have trained her hunt alongside me. She will be released back into the wild this Spring, when prey is abundant.

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4 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fantastic series.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

I really like the first and fourth photos, too

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Lovely spotting...

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

lovely series Braelei!
love the fourth pic its superb!

Braelei
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Braelei

Spotted on Mar 7, 2012
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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