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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hawkwatch International - Hybrid Ferruginous Hawk x Red-tailed Hawk

Hawkwatch International - Hybrid Ferruginous Hawk x Red-tailed Hawk: A recent discussion prompted a birder to ask me to re-post this awesome adult Ferruginous x Red-tailed Hawk hybrid from south-central Utah photographer Steve Christensen ...


WCHW: Mind blowing, don't really know how to phantom this (FEHA x RTHA)... know of three or four stories of RSHA x RTHA on the East Coast and we have the CBHA x RSHA out here in Northern California. Jerry we are super interested in any other documented stories of hawk hybridization? Are you aware of others? Everyone has been asking... (1) has this always been happening and we are just now more aware now because we have cameras everywhere and increased file, photo information sharing? Or.... (2) is this a newer phenomenon and most all say a result of climate change? Not that anyone has the answers, yet wondering if there is more information or research papers or studies out there? Thanks for any help, ideas or leads.... after studying hawks since the late 1980's I remain spellbound. L. Broderick

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L. Broderick. WestCountyHawkWatch said...

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