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  • German
    • Rotschwanzbussard
  • French
    • buse à queue rousse
  • Scientific Names
    • Buteo jamaicensis
    • Buteo jamaicencis
    • Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis
  • Spanish
    • Aguililla cola roja
  • English
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Red Tailed Hawk
    • buzzard hawk
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    • RTHA

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Recent observations

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

schweisl

Date

July 30, 2015 01:29 PM PDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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sidesplotch

Date

July 30, 2015 11:18 AM PDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

paladin

Date

June 21, 2015

Description

Immature Red-tailed Hawk, enjoying bird breakfast atop a hay bale.

Thanks for the ID help!

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

colinmorita

Date

July 26, 2015 07:06 AM CDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Date

April 23, 2015 06:58 PM EDT

Description

Not much to go from with these pics but the dark patagial bar on fore edge of wing leads me to believe this is a red tailed hawk.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 24, 2015 08:42 AM PDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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direbecca

Date

July 25, 2015

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

gustavo_chavez

Date

July 20, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

APFF Cuatrociénegas

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

juancruzado

Date

August 31, 2014 09:54 AM CDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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ggnoma

Date

July 25, 2015 08:34 PM EDT

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

dean_g

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Heard a sharp screech and saw this when I turned my head! I think it was people watching.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

luke2

Date

July 21, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the "chickenhawk," though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens. It breeds throughout most of North America, from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies, and is one of the most common buteos in North America. Red-tailed Hawks can acclimate to all the biomes within their range....

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.