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The Red Shouldered Hawk in a forest dwelling hawk. Most common along streams and creeks in the Boston Mountains. I have seen several along the Little Buffalo River hunting frogs and crawfish.

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized to large hawk.
  • Wings and tail striped black and white.
  • Underparts barred reddish.
  • Pale crescent near wingtips in flight.

Immature Description

Juvenile in East streaked brown and white on underside, brown above, tail with dark and light brown bands, wing crescent tawny. Juvenile in West similar to adult, with more barring than streaking on underside and distinct tail banding.
These photos taken in 2011:
Red Shouldered Hawk
Red Shouldered Hawk
Red Shouldered Hawk

Red Shouldered Hawk

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