Swainson's Hawk
(Buteo swainsoni)
Photographed in Palo Alto, California, by Jim Rosso
A young light morph bird with a lot of mud on its tail and lower feathers. Picture on the right shows the nictitating membrane of the hawk.

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Other members of the genus Buteo:

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk

White-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
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