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maria-TX-BCN Wednesday 2nd January 2019 02:01

Harris Hawk or Dark morph Red tailed hawk?
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picture taken near Houston, Texas on Thanksgiving break

thanks in advance

ceasar Wednesday 2nd January 2019 03:47

It looks like a Harris's Hawk to me. It has a rufous shoulder patch and scapulars.


birdmeister Wednesday 2nd January 2019 04:10

I was leaning towards Red-tailed on this one. Not quite seeing the chestnut in proper places, and face/legs seem to fit RT Hawk better.

THE_FERN Wednesday 2nd January 2019 06:27

Definitely not harris's as doesn't have a white vent area. I also don't see prominent rufous "shoulders"

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