August 16, 2013

Belly Band

Belly Band by ricmcarthur
Belly Band, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
A quick identifier for a red tailed hawk is the prominent stripping on its belly, referred to as a belly band.
When soaring, adults show rufous on the topside of the tail, hence the Red-Tailed hawk name.
Seen at Rondeau Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario,Canada.

Buteo jamaicensis

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