Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 18-1999

Common name:

Red-shouldered Hawk

Scientific name: Buteo lineatus
Date: 13 Dec 1999 - 9 Jan 2000 - I heard of at least one more sighting after our 9 Jan. sighting later in Jan.
Time: usually late morning
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Number: One adult
Location: Cedar Valley (area around 2800 N and 3900 West), Iron Co., Utah
County: Iron
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Detailed description of bird: A small Buteo compared to the most regular buteos found in this area.  Most obvious features about the bird were the bright reddish underparts, black and white checkered wings and black and white banded tail.  In flight very obvious red under-wing coverts.  All these field marks can easily be seen in the photos on this report.  The brightness of the underparts indicate that this bird was probably of the western subspecies B. l. elegans. (3 Photos)
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Description from:  
Observer: Steve & Prescilla Summers
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Additional material: 3 Photos,   Original Documents

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