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Red-tailed Hawk Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: The ubiquitous Red-tailed Hawk. If you see a large hawk in eastern South Dakota and immediately called it a Red-tailed Hawk without knowing any better, a majority of the time you'd probably be right! It is amazing to see all the different plumage patterns on one species however. The bird below is a young first year bird, taken in November 2008 on the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.

Red-Tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 1 - Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk 2 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 3 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 4 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 1

September 30th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 2

September 30th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 3

September 4th, 2004

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 4

September 1st, 2005

Near Yankton, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 5 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 6 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 7 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 8 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 5

July 4th, 2004

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 6

February 6th, 2007

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 7

September 30th, 2006

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 8

August 16th, 2004

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 9 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 10 - Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk 11 - Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk 12 - Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk 9

October 17th, 2004

Yankton County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 10

April 22nd, 2005

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 11

September 30th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 12

October 22nd, 2006

Gavin's Point Dam, NE/SD border

Red-tailed Hawk 13 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 14 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 15 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 16 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 13

September 30th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 14

October 17th, 2004

Yankton County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 15

September 30th, 2006

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 16

January 28th, 2007

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 17 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 18 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 19 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 20 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 17

November 26th, 2008

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 18

November 26th, 2008

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 19

November 8th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 20

November 8th, 2009

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 21 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 22 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 23 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 24 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 21

September 11th, 2010

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 22

July 23rd, 2011

Harding County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 23

July 23rd, 2011

Harding County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 24

March 18th, 2011

LaCreek National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 25 - Buteo jamaicensis - Krider's Form  Red-tailed Hawk 26 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 27 - Buteo jamaicensis   

Red-tailed Hawk 25 ("Krider's" form)

January 18th, 2015

Lyman County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 26

May 2015

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 27

June 3rd, 2017

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

 
Red-tailed Hawk 29 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 30 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 31 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 32 - Buteo jamaicensis 

Red-tailed Hawk 29

April 2014

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Red-tailed Hawk 30

January 18th, 2015

Lyman County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 31

November 1st, 2015

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 32

October 7th, 2017

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 33 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 34 - Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk 35 - Buteo jamaicensis   

Red-tailed Hawk 33

October 7th, 2017

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 34

July 7th, 2019

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Red-tailed Hawk 35

July 7th, 2019

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

 

Click here for the species description page for the Red-tailed Hawk.


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