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Buteo jamaicensis
Buteo jamaicensis
Red-tailed Hawk
Photographer: Tom Greer

ID: 0000 0000 0404 1005 (2004-04-28)

Copyright © 2004 Tom Greer

  • date of photo  Mar 29, 2004
  • location   Florin area (Sacramento County, California, US)
  • camera   Canon 10d
  • contributor's ID #  5851
  • photo category: Animal - Bird

  • common names   Aguililla Cola Roja, Red-tailed Hawk, Buse à Queue Rousse (ITIS ) Red-tailed Hawk (photographer)
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Allen Fish    May 16, 2005

    Action: changed name from "Buteo regalis" to "Buteo jamaicensis "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This is an admittedly unusually light adult Red-tailed Hawk. I would even call it a leucistic plumage, which is likely a genitically-casued mistake. It wou'd throw the best birder. I make the Redtail call on the basis of: the face (Ferrug has a prominent yellow corner 'lip' of the mouth that sits just under and behind the eye); the patagial mark (this dark mark on the leading edge of the underwing is a Redtail signature but occasionally shows on darkly-plumaged Ferrugs, which this individual is not); and the lack of feathering on the lower tarsus (among US buteos, only Ferrug and Roughlegs have feathering to the top of the feet.)"

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