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Hawk? Falcon? A reader sends this shot and asks for help with the ID. (And I'd like to know -- where's the other foot?)

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: CdlP / Your Scene

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An adult red-tailed hawk: dark hood, semblance of a belly band, clean tail without barring. Birds often perch on one foot. The other is likely simply tucked up near the body and under the feathers.

`The bird shown is definitely a redtail hawk

Peregrin Falcon.

Peregrin Falcon perched on one foot. They are bold and beautiful. Were recently on the endangered list.

Red-tailed hawk.

I'm not a bird spotter, but it does look like a California red-tailed hawk.

red tail hawk. :) beautiful picture.

I agree RedTail Hawk.

Take a look at this image of a Peregrine Falcon.

bp3.blogger.com/.../ s400/peregrine-falcon.jpg

It's a no brainer. Not a falcon but a hawk. Peregrines have barring on the chest and adults are grayish in color. The belly band indicates a red tailed-hawk.


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