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The Red-tailed Hawk is one of the most widely distributed hawks in North America. There are 14 subspecies of this hawk ranging in color from the pale Krider’s morph to the red ruinous morph to the dark Harlan’s morph. Not every subspecies shows the distinctive red tail.
This hawk’s stick nest may be found in tall trees, on cliffs, in cactus, or on man-made structures. The female hawk lays 1 – 5 eggs that are incubated for 28 – 35 days. The young hawks hatch about 42 days later and are sexually mature at 2 years of age.
Photo Taken with a Nikon D3000
with a Nikkor Zoom Lens in my backyard.
Edited in Nikon Capture NX2