Red-tailed Hawk

Late Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk

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although RTHA are common, this one is an interesting one–a late juvenile. A close look at the belly will show some vestiges of juvenile plumage and also the development of an adult belly band.

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The juvie Red-tailed Hawk is really interesting. Thanks for your description that points out some of the field marks of the juvie turning into an adult.