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This bird was sitting on a telephone cable.  The coloration  doesn't seem to match any of the hawk like birds in the WhatBird database.  Photo was taken today (Oct 18,2018) in late afternoon in Plano, TX.

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Due to the left shoulder appears to show reddish, and to the lesser extent the right possibly Red-shoulder Hawk

Edited by BLTom

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Definitely Red-Shouldered.  See them basically everyday except in FL.  They don't have as much orange as this one, ours tend to be more gray, but unmistakable.  There is a pretty large size difference between Red-tailed and Red-shouldered in bird terms as well.      

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15 hours ago, Bigdaddy44 said:

Definitely Red-Shouldered.  See them basically everyday except in FL.  They don't have as much orange as this one, ours tend to be more gray, but unmistakable.  There is a pretty large size difference between Red-tailed and Red-shouldered in bird terms as well.      

Yes, Florida birds are more gray because they're a different subspecies. Florida's endemic subspecies is (extimus), vs Lineatus Group, the Eastern subspecies group that has brighter adults like this.

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