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Closeup of a Red-Shouldered Hawk at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa. Many of the resident birds are injured in some way and they cannot be returned to the wild.
Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D, Canon 55-250 lens at 131 mm
FEATURED in , February 10, 2011
From the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park:
Scientific Name: Buteo lineatus
These birds are found in moist open forests, bottomlands and other wet lands throughout the U.S. The hawk eats a variety of prey including small mammals, birds, frogs, snakes, lizards, snails and insects.