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By wendylou
#85391
Thank you, that is helpful. Is there anything besides the tail banding that tells you it's a red tail? I didn't realize how many shades there were of red-tail hawks. Would you say this is a first year light juvenile? It did seem to be saying pwee pwee when it was soaring.
By Hawkman1234
#85395
I'm not a huge expert just seen enough of them to know.The 3 things I look for on most Redtails in southern BC are of course the red tail in adults so yours seems to be a juvenile and next what's called a belly band of dark feathers across belly with white above and in flight a leading dark edge along front of wings from head to about halfway along wing. :)

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