Kite, Eagle, and Hawk Photos

Accipitridae Family

Each of the species below except the Harris's Hawk have been seen in South Dakota.  Note photos of raptors in the Falcon and Owl families are found on those respective pages. 

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Osprey - Pandion haliaetus


Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite

Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii

Cooper's Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus

Red-shouldered Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus

Broad-winged Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk - Buteo brachyurus

Short-tailed Hawk

Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk - Buteo regalis

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus Rough-legged Hawk   Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle
Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus Harris's Hawk      


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