bumpylemon

Red Tail or Red Shouldered?

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i am sitting here with my son looking over my bird folders and when this popped up my wife and I said...this does not look like a RTH which I chalked this up as....just would like opinions!

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The reason it doesn't look like some of your other RTHA shots is the light coloured eye and the narrow banding on the tail. Those are charactaristic of immature RTHA. The white "straps" on the back, the lack of "checkerboard" pattern in the wings (although often muted in imm RSHA), and a few other minor points distinguish this from immature RSHA.

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thank you everyone!! good information! now i am off to do some birding in delmarva! hopefully getting a barn owl!!

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