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Ferruginous Hawk?


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10 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Immature Red-tailed Hawk, actually. See the belly band and dark alula.

That's not actually the alula.  This picture of a Red-tail shows both alulae, with a bonus king snake.  The alula goes outboard from the "wrist", but the patagial mark is inboard of it.  I think the left alula may actually be visible in "Art's" picture as a slight notch along the leading edge.

While I'm at it, I'll say that Ferruges do show up in central N.M., but your chances are much better on the eastern plains.

Edited by Jerry Friedman
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