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A hawk, I thought it was a Red Tail, until I got it on my computer, but the tail feather's are white

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This is a red tailed. You can actually see the red feathers on the second photo. Just a note, no all red tailed hawks have red tails, in different subspecies or plumages, they can have light and dark tails. 

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The 'belly band' row of feathers is usually a good indicator on perched Red-taileds, although some subspecies are so dark on the underside that it can be obscured.  Still, more subs have it than actually have visibly red tails.

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The underside of Red-tailed tails are pale, unless you have light coming through them, bringing the upperside color with it. In this photo, note how pale the underside of the tail is with the bird's body blocking the direct sunlight. Read Brian's comments about the bird's appearance, so that you'll know that it had a typical orange-brown tail from above.

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