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Seeking confirmation- is this a Red-tailed Hawk, possibly a juvenile one? Spotted this beauty today in Charleston, S.C. When it flew away I didn’t see red feather tails. It let people get pretty close while perched on a low branch next to a downtown hotel. Thank you for the help! 




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Cool pictures!

Yes, this is a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. Note the broad, brown belly band, white-streaked brown head, pale chest, pale eyes, and brown barred tail. Adults are similar but usually have reddish streaks on the chest (but it is still very pale), darker markings on the head, dark eyes, and a red tail. 

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