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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

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Painted bunting123

Red-tailed Hawk subspecies

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Hi!

I saw this absolutely gorgeous Red-tailed Hawk today, and I was wondering what subspecies it is. I'm leaning Dark Morph Western as opposed to Harlan's because of the tail, but I was interested in hearing what other's thought, and why. Thank you!

28433406859_402cfb4583_b.jpgRed-tailed Hawk by Painted bunting123, on Flickr

40212934941_fba1e01b22_b.jpgRed-tailed Hawk by Painted bunting123, on Flickr

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Looks like one of the dark Western's that we get here in San Diego county. Where did you see it?

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I love these really dark western ones, and the ones they call intermediate which are dark with a rufous breast. There are a few of these on my drive to work, out of the six to nine assorted Red-tails I usually see.

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Wish we had these guys in NYS; they're just gorgeous. This is the closest I've come to a dark-morph... Kind of cheating.

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Lol! I've held (and hunted with) several species of raptors that I've never seen in the wild.

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3 hours ago, mmosconi23 said:

Let me see.. Gyrfalcon? Harris'? Alpomado falcon? 

Two out of three, but I saw my first wild Harris's last month. I've never seen an Aplamado, and don't know of anyone that flies one.

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