What species of hawk?

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  1. BigBlueHelim

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    upload_2019-5-6_21-21-53.jpeg Northern Kentucky.. Do you know what type of hawk it is?
     
  2. barney

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    It's a red tailed hawk.
     
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  3. web splitter

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    Young red tailed hawk
     
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  4. Carl

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    Buteo jamaicensis.
     
  5. davers

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    Photo is not very clear, but it looks like a Red Shouldered Hawk. Did it have a red-orange breast?
     
  6. BigBlueHelim

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    Haven’t been able to get a glimpse of the breast yet. It has a nest close by in a tall sycamore.
     
  7. timer

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    The head looks more like the head of a falcon....Look at the position of the eye relative to the beak.
     
  8. davers

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    I have a Red-shouldered hawk that has a nest near my home.
     
  9. Meatstick

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  10. aaronc

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    Pic ain't great but my $$ says red shouldered,..very common in these parts,....
     

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  11. BigBlueHelim

    BigBlueHelim Fawn

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    I would agree, looks very similar. Haven’t been able to get a shot of the front but it looks just like your pictures.
     
  12. aaronc

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    Same family or genus as redtailed,...they are both broad winged hawks. Buteos
     

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