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I think the white patch is just the wind blowing the feathers around enough that you see the finer feathers underneath showing through. I have a similar shot of a red-tailed hawk with it's head turned showing a white patch like yours. I see a pattern in mine that looks like an arctic fox to me. :classic_blink:

21508825890_88a199296b_c.jpgBack-headed Hawk by lonestranger102, on Flickr


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Are you sure it's a Red-tail? I've never seen one with barring, but I don't know what subspecies you have. It's confusing me... it might suddenly occur to me what's off to me in a few minutes... Have any other angles (with the face)? The white could be down feathers I guess, but it looks pretty convincing as leucism to me.

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