bcintbird-pics Interesting Red-tailed Hawk Rick Howie Thu Feb 02 19:05:16 2012
Attached is a picture of a Red-tailed hawk but it was cropped from quite a distance so quality is wanting. But I find it interesting. Note the broad white supercilium and white throat. The sides of the breast have large brown blobs but I could not see the breast. At least the distal half of the tail is rufous. It is difficult to be sure if the whole tail is rufous or whether the proximal section is at least partially gray. There seems to be some rufous in that half as well. The body seems to be more blackish brown than rufous. I am wondering if this is a possible light morph intergrade between B.J. harlani and B.j. calurus. The head seems to have more rufous than in harlani but I just don't know what varies in these intergrades if indeed this is one. Any opinions are of interest as I have no solid answer. Rick Howie Kamloops -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "BCs Interesting Bird and Nature Pictures" group. To post to this group, send an email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/bcintbird-pics?hl=en-GB.