Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's)

Buteo jamaicensis harlani

ML80131711



eBird Checklist S41474582
Yakima CBC route 2 driving
Yakima, Washington, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.5616, -120.5305 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Very light overall with white extending well into throat. Belly band very finely/lightly streaked.

Observation details

Pale, ph. Getting borealis-y vibes. Very finely/lightly streaked belly band, lightly marked underwings, white extending well into throat, tail virtually unbanded, very light overall with some buff on the underside. I think Western would be more rufous below, would have more heavily marked underwings, less white in throat, a more heavily streaked/blotchier belly band, and a more heavily banded tail. This may be inseparable from the pale extreme of Western(?), but still seems a good candidate for borealis. UPDATE: This bird has been identified as a light Harlan's/Harlan's intergrade type bird, suggested to be eBirded as a Harlan's. Interestingly, I had a young light Harlan's-type bird no more than a mile away from this bird a couple of years ago.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/10.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
551KB
Dimensions
3008 x 2005

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