March 1, 2010
"Dark form" Red-tailed Hawk
Above: "Dark form" of the Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Most Red-tailed hawks I see have light chests with dark brown streaks. Because this bird has an almost completely brown chest, it appears to be a "dark form" of the bird, one of the many races of Red-tailed hawks.
Posted by Rob Kiser on March 1, 2010 at 3:52 PM