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Buteo ID (1 Viewer)


Hello all,

I saw three Buteo sp. together with a Black Vulture circling overhead in southeastern PA, USA today. One of the three showed translucent crescents on the wingtips, pointing me to a young Red-shouldered Hawk but the other two lacked this crescent and have a slightly different tail-stripe pattern. Are the other two Broad-winged? They were all similar in size, but I did note that one of them may have been slightly larger than the others.

Please see composite image below (image created from three separate photos so scale cannot be compared).




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Yes indeed, from left to right Broadwing, Red-shoulder, Broadwing. Bucks County has nesting pairs in the northern part, but others from out-of-state are already migrating as well.

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