IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Red-shouldered Hawk Age Differences
 
     
  Juveniles   Adults  
  orangish brown iris   darker brown iris
           
  uniform brown wings with pale or reddish section on primaries   black & white checked on top of wings
           
  dull, less regular marked tail   neatly striped tail
       
  mostly white on underside of wing   more rufous on underside
of wing
           
           
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