Friday, May 30, 2014

FFTD Bonus Red-tailed Hawk 5-30-14


My son Gordon took this image of a red-tailed hawk looking for lunch.The red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicencis) is the most common raptor or bird of prey in North America. Raptor is from the Latin for take by force. It is noted for its extraordinary eyesight and hunts in flight. This hawk has obviously found something of interest. The red tail is brick red above and light buff orange below.


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