Verification of Unusual
Rec. # 2006-15
|Scientific name:||Buteo lineatus|
|Length of time observed:||60 sec.|
|Location:||West Jordan Municipal Airport 2, 4000 W 7800 S|
|County:||Salt Lake County|
|Distance to bird:||power pole height, 75ft|
|Weather:||Sunny light breeze|
|Description: Size of bird:|
|(Description:) Basic Shape:|
|(Description:) Overall Pattern:|
|(Description:) Bill Type:|
Field Marks and
Buteo. Bright red breast, belly, under tail and wing, black and white striped
wings and tails.
Broad black stripes on tail fanned out tail in flight.
|Song or call & method of delivery:||none vocalized|
|Behavior:||flying in circles at about power pole height.|
|Habitat:||Cheat grass fields, construction area.|
were they eliminated:
Red-tailed hawk: Bird seen had no belly band, no ptagial line, and had red under
wing lining, stripped tail.
Cooper’s Hawk: bird seen has shorter tail, black bands were broader than white, opposite of cooper’s, red under tail covers.
Northern Harrier: bird seen had better defined tail stripes, no white rump was apparent, shorter tail, body same color as body.
this & similar species:
|no previous experience with this species. Seen similar species frequently and photographed them striking difference in the bird caught my attention.|
|References consulted:||NG Birds of N. America, Sibley Guide to birds, Googled pictures of red-shouldered and similar species. Described bird to my boss who grew up in FL and is very familiar with species and he agrees with my conclusion.|
|Observer's address:||3485 W 8245 S, West Jordan, UT 84088|
|Observer's e-mail address:||email@example.com|
|Other observers who independently identified this bird:|