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    • Buteo jamaicensis
    • Buteo jamaicencis
    • Buteo jamaicensis jamaicensis
  • Spanish
    • Aguililla cola roja
  • French
    • buse à queue rousse
  • English
    • Red-tailed Hawk
    • Red Tailed Hawk
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    • RTHA

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Recent observations

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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dweeks

Date

July 22, 2012 01:26 AM EDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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mainebirder

Date

June 18, 2009

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 21, 2014 10:01 AM PDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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royaltyler

Date

August 21, 2014 09:49 AM CDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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jamo

Date

the past

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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maractwin

Date

August 20, 2014 11:46 AM EDT

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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nauhyacacoatl

Date

July 31, 2001

Description

El Bicho en cuestión se había lastimado y le hicimos una curación en ala izquierda, para posteriormente liberarlo.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

dwboston

Date

August 19, 2014 08:44 AM CDT

Description

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) on fence post along FM-2331 with Snow-on-the-Prairie (Euphorbia bicolor) in bloom

This morning, on the way to work, I got a better shot of the hawk than yesterday:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/836169

08/19/2014, 8:44 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 250 (auto), Exp comp 0

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

tonyrod

Date

December 23, 2009 08:39 AM CST

Description

This beautiful fellow was looking for breakfast over the 13th fairway.

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What

RTHA Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

zcota

Date

August 7, 2014

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

dwboston

Date

August 18, 2014 08:14 AM CDT

Description

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) on fence post along FM-2331 with Snow-on-the-Prairie (Euphorbia bicolor) in bloom

Saw this hawk land along the side of the road on the way to work. I turned around and went back to photograph him. Shot from opposite side of the road from the car window. I only had time for the one shot before passing traffic scared him off and out of range. Unfortunately, focus is off some as the rear view mirror was interfering with autofocus.

Got a better shot the next day:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/837784

08/18/2014, 8:14 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 1250 (auto), Exp comp 0 (from car window)

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

tiwane

Date

August 14, 2014
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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.