Beautiful adult Red Shouldered Hawk perched up on a low branch of a mesquite tree.
Buteo lineatus sobre Sabino en Rio Sabinas
light Florida phase
The Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered Hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.