IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Red-Shouldered Hawk Characteristics
           
Adult
           
 
 
 
reddish or barred breast
wide dark and narrow
white bands on tail
red on shoulder
yellow cere, brown iris
 
           
 
     
checkered wing with white panel on primaries
           
Juvenile
           
 

 

 

   
pale or reddish panel in primaries is visible when wing spread    
           
Nestling
           
 
vocal
   
 
yellow cere, tan iris
 
           
Note: the photos shown on this page are of Eastern Red-shouldered hawks (B. l. lineatus)
           
           
 
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    Photos of adults and juveniles by Jean Chamberlain  
 
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