Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

ML95854071



eBird Checklist S44824381
Coyote Point County Park
San Mateo, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.59, -122.3215 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Shows distinctive silhouette - long tail and long, pointed wings.

Observation details

Large buteo flew over the point at 7:30am being mobbed by crows. Distinctive black flight feathers and pale underwing coverts gave the wings a black and white appearance. Breast was streaked darkish, not fully moulted in yet. Pale belly. Tail lightly barred below with bars close together, very different from strong black and white broad bands of red-shouldered hawk. Wings and tail appeared longer than red-tailed hawk. Extremely poor silhouette photo enclosed, taken when the bird was flying away into bright sunlight.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/36.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
160KB
Dimensions
1139 x 790

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