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Swainson's Hawk Photos

A beautiful raptor that summers in South Dakota.  Like other Buteo hawks, they have various different color morphs.  I've been fortunate enough to get good photos of each of the color morphs, which are shown below.

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Swainson's Hawk 1 (Intermediate morph)

Swainson's Hawk 2 (Juvenile)

Swainson's Hawk 3 (Juvenile)

Swainson's Hawk 4 (Light morph)

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Swainson's Hawk 5 (Light morph)

Swainson's Hawk 6 (Intermediate morph)

Swainson's Hawk 7 (Light morph)

Swainson's Hawk 8 (Light morph)

Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni  Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni 

Swainson's Hawk 9 (Dark morph)

Swainson's Hawk 10 (Dark morph)

Swainson's Hawk 11

Swainson's Hawk 12

Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni  Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni     

Swainson's Hawk 13

Swainson's Hawk 14

Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk #6 shown above 


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