Nature Walk: Red-tailed Hawks
Bird identification can require serious observation and science. Here we have two red-tailed hawks that are completely different. On a recent bald eagle survey, wildlife biologist Bruce Ehresman helped us identify Krider's red-tailed hawk, which is believed to be a subspecies of the more common Red-tailed hawk. Krider's is a bird of the Great Plains while the Red-tail is found across the entire US. These images show the dramatic differences in coloration with Krider's lacking the red tail altogether.
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