[CT Birds] Unidentified Buteo

Mntncougar at aol.com Mntncougar at aol.com
Sat Aug 23 09:34:33 EDT 2014


Properly, I should have said no buteo seen here. Harris's  Hawk, seen in 
south Texas and Arizona, does have a white patch at the base of  the tail, and 
a White-tailed Hawk  (s. Texas) has a mostly white  tail.
 
Don Morgan, Coventry
mntncougar at aol.com  

 
In a message dated 8/23/2014 9:25:27 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
Mntncougar at aol.com writes:

If I'm seeing it right it appears to have a very dark tail,  so if it's a 
buteo, more likely a Red-shoulder. Don't know about the light  patches on the 
wings though. No buteos have a white patch at the base of the  tail on top, 
but in flight they do sometimes appear to have white or light  areas on the 
sides behind the wings. Sounds to me like the bird might be  partially 
leucistic. 
 
Don Morgan,  Coventry
mntncougar at aol.com





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