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Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 8:53
Viewed: 2342
Points: 12
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Buteo lineatus

Cool Facts
Although the American Crow often mobs the Red-shouldered Hawk, sometimes the relationship is not so one-sided. They may chase each other and try to steal food from each other. They may also both attack a Great Horned Owl and join forces to chase the owl out of the hawk's territory.
The Great Horned Owl often takes nestling Red-shouldered Hawks, but the hawk occasionally turns the tables. While a Red-shouldered Hawk was observed chasing a Great Horned Owl, its mate took a young owl out of its nest and ate it.
Red-shouldered Hawks return to the same nesting territory year after year. One Red-shouldered Hawk occupied a territory in southern California for 16 consecutive years.
By the time they are five days old, nestling Red-shouldered Hawks can shoot their feces over the edge of their nest. Bird poop on the ground is a sign of an active nest.
The Red-shouldered Hawk is divided into five subspecies. The four eastern forms contact each other, but the West Coast form is separated from the eastern forms by 1600 km (1000 mi). The northern form is the largest. The form in very southern Florida is the palest, having a gray head and very faint barring on the chest.
The oldest-known Red-shouldered hawk was at least 22 years, 5 months old. It was banded in Florida in 1989, and found dead in Florida in 2009, the victim of an attack by another raptor.


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Hello Manyee,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent capture of a nice bird with such amazing shape and colors....A wonderful composition. This bird is very nice.

Hello Mr.Manyee,
Very close and well lighted picture.I like its majestic pose with good colour on body.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-16 14:18]

Hi Manyee,truly beautiful with this natural green frame below,magnificent capture with a very impressive quality of details and colors,as usual in your gallery..eheheh..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Manyee,
照的清晰 很漂亮的老鷹
顏色鮮豔華麗 照的非常細膩 也很美麗 霸氣
光線亮麗 角度很別緻 看起來與眾不同
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Awesome capture of this elegant Hawk, Manyee.
The bird in profile looks majestic.
The foliage obstructing its full view goes very well in this composition.
Thanks and regards,

...amazing capture with your little camera! I bet you were happy! Nice work

Evelynn : )

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