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Photos of Red-tailed Hawk

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: The ubiquitous Red-tailed Hawk, a species you may see at any time, at an place in the United States. Cool species, given their extreme adaptability and the variety of plumages they may have, from the light-colored "Krider's" to the dark-colored "Harlan's" hawk. My favorite though is a run-of-the-mill Red-tailed Hawk, but an extremely cooperative one that let me watch him from close range for almost an hour.  He was sitting on a fence post, occasionally hopping down to grab a grasshopper, then popping back up to eat it. Cool to watch at such close range.  Taken in October 2015 in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Photo of Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #1 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #2
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Date: September 30th, 2006 Date: September 30th, 2006
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #3 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #4
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Near Yankton, South Dakota
Date: September 4th, 2004 Date: February 1st, 2005
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #5 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #6
Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Date: July 4th, 2004 Date: February 6th, 2007
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #7 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #8
Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Date: September 30th, 2006 Date: August 16th, 2004
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID:Red-tailed Hawk #9 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #10
Location: Yankton County, South Dakota Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Date: October 17th, 2004 Date: April 22nd, 2005
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #11 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #12
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Gavin's Point Dam, NE / SD
Date: September 30th, 2006 Date: October 22nd, 2006
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #13 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #14
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Yankton County, South Dakota
Date: September 30th, 2006 Date: October 17th, 2004
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #15 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #16
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: September 30th, 2006 Date: January 28th, 2007
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #17 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #18
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, S.Dakota
Date: November 26th, 2008 Date: November 26th, 2008
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID:Red-tailed Hawk #19 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #20
Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Date: November 8th, 2009 Date: November 8th, 2009
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #21 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #22
Location: Kingsbury County, South Dakota Location: Harding County, South Dakota
Date: September 11th, 2010 Date: July 23rd, 2011
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #23 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #24
Location: Harding County, South Dakota Location: LaCreek Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, S. Dakota
Date: July 23rd, 2011 Date: March 18th, 2011
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #25 ("Krider's") Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #26
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, S. Dakota
Date: January 18th, 2015 Date: May 2015
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #27 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #28
Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota Location: Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Date: October 2015 Date: October 2015
   
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID:Red-tailed Hawk #29 Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis Photo ID: Red-tailed Hawk #30 ("Harlan's)
Location: Saguaro National Park near Tucson, AZ Location: Lyman County, South Dakota
Date: April 2014 Date: January 18th, 2015
   

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