Red-Tailed Hawk Rufous Morph Adult Seedskadee NWR
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Red-Tailed Hawk Rufous Morph Adult Seedskadee NWR
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Red-Tailed Hawk Rufous Morph Adult Seedskadee NWR
Description
Most Red-tailed Hawks are rich brown above and pale below, with a streaked belly and, on the wing underside, a dark bar between shoulder and wrist. The tail is usually pale below and cinnamon-red above giving it the "Red-Tail". “Dark-morph” birds are all chocolate-brown with a warm red tail. “Rufous-morph” birds are reddish-brown on the chest with a dark belly. The bird in the photo is a "rufous-morph" adult. The variance of plumages can make identification confusing and difficult. www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-tailed_Hawk/id Tom Koerner/USFWS
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