IWRC Raptor ID Series
Red-Shouldered Hawk Characteristics
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



pale or reddish panel in primaries is visible when wing spread    
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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