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Red-tail hawks - varieties, colors etc

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I think we've have more varieties of red-tails than any other hawks.  How about we start a list of the different red-tails that we see.   We have eastern, western,  kirder, Harlan, light morph,  dark morph, rufus morph, adult, juvi the list goes on and on.

Beautiful Redtail (1 of 1)

 

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4 hours ago, Melierax said:

Still not sure if this is even a Red-tail.

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Tail's too long for a Red-tailed, and the checkered wing pattern mark this as a Red-shouldered. 

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15 minutes ago, Bird Brain said:

Tail's too long for a Red-tailed, and the checkered wing pattern mark this as a Red-shouldered. 

But this was in Idaho ...:unsure:

EDIT: When I had it IDd they said RTHA

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21 hours ago, Melierax said:

But this was in Idaho ...:unsure:

EDIT: When I had it IDd they said RTHA

Well, I've been wrong before. I've never seen a RT with that much checkering on its wings and its tail looks mighty long, but it being in Idaho throws a monkey wrench in my ID!! :o Wait for others to ID on here.

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1 hour ago, Bird Brain said:

Well, I've been wrong before. I've never seen a RT with that much checkering on its wings and its tail looks mighty long, but it being in Idaho throws a monkey wrench in my ID!! :o Wait for others to ID on here.

I also thought Red shouldered so you're not alone! I'll post these in some other places and get back to you ;)

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18 hours ago, Melierax said:

I also thought Red shouldered so you're not alone! I'll post these in some other places and get back to you ;)

I took the picture and corrected for the under-exposure/lighting.  It's a red shouldered with a beautiful rusty belly and chest.

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23 minutes ago, misspt said:

I took the picture and corrected for the under-exposure/lighting.  It's a red shouldered with a beautiful rusty belly and chest.

I thought Red-shouldered. Could you post the photo on here?

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On 1/8/2018 at 7:08 PM, Melierax said:

Still not sure if this is even a Red-tail.

58 minutes ago, misspt said:

I took the picture and corrected for the under-exposure/lighting.  It's a red shouldered with a beautiful rusty belly and chest.

The orange-colored streaking on the belly and chest is caused by the lighting.  This looks fine for a young Red-tailed to me with that tail pattern.  In the first photo it is bending over making the tail look longer compared to its primaries.

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Unusual red-tailed for our area, with a dark throat (actually dark feathers around the beak altogether) but then a light red head.  Lots of white on back and back of wings with traditional red tail in flight. Please excuse the terrible pictures, part of the problem was distance the other was the 30 degree weather and 20 degree wind chill rushing my attempts at photography.

 

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The consensus was Red-tailed Hawk for mine. It sure does belong here... Probably the oddest RTHA ever

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