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Pattern could be a result of leucism, but Red-taileds are so variable I wouldn't be surprised if it was simple plumage variation. Harlan's dark morphs have a varying amount of white.


Tail pattern certainly favors Harlan's, based on my limited knowledge of their identification. Tarsi feathering is another feature commonly implicated in differentiation from Red-tailed, with Harlan's having more feathering on the tarsi.

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