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Thursday, July 7, 2016

JUVENILE RED-TAILED HAWK, E.T. SETON PARK, TORONTO, ON

   We can ID this hawk as a juvenile light morph Red-tailed Hawk as follows:
  • Underside is white with some brown streaking.
  • The underside of tail is pale.  Juveniles do not have red tails.
  • While perching wing-tips fall short of the tail.
  • Indistinct malar stripe, white throat and light eyebrow.
  • Cere and feet are yellow.  Also has a long yellow gape, which indicates a juvenile.