Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans)

Buteo lineatus elegans

ML109287291



eBird Checklist S47571515
Private residence
Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.5428, -114.5573 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Red-shouldered Hawk (elegans), Twin Falls Co., ID 31Jul18

Observation details

One juvenile seen well flying and perched. It can in from the north and was mobbed by kestrel and kingbirds till it flew south and slightly west. As the bird flew towards me I quickly noticed it was about the size of a big female Cooper's Hawk, and it flew similar to one too, several flaps followed by a glide. It turned sideways towards a tall tree, through my binoculars I then saw the solid brown head, brown streaking below (which was rather heavy suggesting elegans ssp), rufous wing linings (pointing to elegans ssp), bold wing crescent at base of primaries (it was particularly bold on the upperwing also suggesting elegans ssp), black tipped primaries, white scalloping on the rump, and thinly banded tail. The bird also lacked a whitish rump, further suggesting the Pacific ssp, elegans.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX L820
f-stop
f/5.8
Focal length
120 mm
Shutter speed
1/1000 sec
ISO
125
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
546KB
Dimensions
3146 x 2189

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