Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Buteo: Hawk, January 20, 2016

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B is for Buteo - a genus of medium to large raptors with robust bodies and wide wings. In North America they are called Hawks, but in other parts of the world they are known as Buzzards.
Red-Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, January 18, 2016

I was not sure which hawk this was until it flew and I saw its rusty-red tail. Red-Tailed Hawks can be found across most of the United States and Canada.

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15 comments:

  1. A lovely bird to see especially the tail

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  2. wonderful... i love birds.... this one you've captured very well


    Have a nice abc-day/-week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-w-team)

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  3. In my country we have both hawks and buzzards. Yours is beautiful!
    Wil,ABCWTeam

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    1. The birds we call Buzzards here in the USA are actually Vultures. Interesting how names change from one region to another.
      Hope you are having a wonderful day!
      Lea

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  4. Oh how I would to get a shot like yours. Nicely done.

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  5. I learn something new every day.

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  6. Lovely photo - have not heard of this bird before.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  7. Wow! Great photo of the magnificent bird ~ for B

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  8. So hard to capture those hawks. I'm very impressed.

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  9. Love seeing them in my area, and saw two along the highway yesterday.

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