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May 11, 2014 19:50 |  #1

Hello I saw this bird today and took a picture but not sure what type of bird it is, could someone tell me what type it is?


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May 11, 2014 20:02 |  #2

well, it's definitely a hawk. Not certain what species. It would help if you could tell us where on this planet you saw this buteo.


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May 11, 2014 23:21 |  #3

Sorry I am in East coast Richmond Va.


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May 11, 2014 23:35 as a reply to  @ N2bnfunn's post |  #4

It looks like it could be a juvenile red-shouldered hawk. They have a lot of variation, but the color and width of the bars on the tail seem to indicate that as a likely ID.


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May 11, 2014 23:37 |  #5

Yeah I was thinking the same except for look at how thick his legs are..


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May 11, 2014 23:42 |  #6

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16898240 (external link)
Yeah I was thinking the same except for look at how thick his legs are..

Red shouldered hawks do have strong legs while some similar ones like broad wing hawks have chicken legs. How large would you estimate it to be? Adult red shouldered hawks are large.


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May 12, 2014 00:09 |  #7

I would say he was around 4-5 feet with his wings out, he was NOT afraid at all, went up in a tree and look right at me.


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May 12, 2014 10:43 |  #8

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16898282 (external link)
I would say he was around 4-5 feet with his wings out, he was NOT afraid at all, went up in a tree and look right at me.

That would be much bigger than a red shouldered hawk which would have a wingspan a bit over three feet for an adult.

An adult red tailed hawk would have a wing span of 4 to 5 feet. After looking at your picture again, the markings across the throat and mid-chest seem to indicate that it might be an adult red tailed hawk. What would you estimate its length to be? If it is in the two foot range then it seems likely to be a red tail. I can't see the legs very clearly in the picture, but a red tailed hawk definitely does have massive legs.


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May 12, 2014 10:50 as a reply to  @ Bill Boehme's post |  #9

Could it be an Osprey?




  
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May 12, 2014 10:58 |  #10

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Could it be an Osprey?

That's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw it...


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May 12, 2014 11:09 as a reply to  @ kit lens's post |  #11

it's not an osprey. Looks like immature bald eagle. I'm guessing it was taken near water.


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May 12, 2014 11:42 as a reply to  @ Larry Johnson's post |  #12

"Looks like immature bald eagle. "

It's not an eagle. It's a hawk, looks like a redtail to me.


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May 12, 2014 11:52 |  #13

Lol. Go get some more pictures of it.


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May 12, 2014 11:55 as a reply to  @ Larry Johnson's post |  #14

Maybe it's a really overweight hummingbird?




  
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May 12, 2014 11:56 |  #15

Looks to be a Red-tailed Hawk to me.


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