Red-tailed Hawk - Accipitridae Buteo jamaicensis
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Red-tailed Hawk, light juvenile
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk- light morph
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk-light morph

Photo Details
1., 2.  Juvenile Western light morph - North West of Mona, Utah County, Utah - ©NJDavis
3. Juvenile Western light morph -  October 10, 2003 - Snowville, Box Elder County, Utah - ©NJDavis

L 19" WS 49"   Adult -Underwing on most tmorphs have black pattern extending from neck outward on leading edge of underwing - red tail,  stocky build -   they are usually  found on a perch that will accommodate their large feet -legs are yellow and unfeathered - a white spotted "v" is usually visible on the back of  a perching bird - streaked belly-band - dark eye - wings are shorter than the tail.  Juveniles have light eyes.  There are several variations of Red-tailed Hawks from light to dark , male, female and  juvenile plus a Krider's and Harlan's form.

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