dark hark

by Lauren Staley
(Lake Whitney State Park, Texas)

dark hawk

dark hawk

dark hawk

Seen in Lake Whitney State Park Texas. We have many hawks here, especially Red-tailed. Wasn't sure if this is a dark morph red-tail, Harris's or something else. Thanks for your help!

Lauren Staley

Comments for dark hark

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 17, 2018
dark hawk
by: roma

hi lauren, this one maybe one identified in the eastern bird guide, but it kind of looks like a rare dark phase rough legged hawk. this is an upland tundra bird that does winter in tx, it eats rodents and ground birds during the winter, it hovers above it,s prey.

if this isn,t it, google eastern american raptors, maybe this will help.

would you please let me know? brook and i are amatuers, not orinthologists.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.

Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. long billed bird

    Aug 18, 18 02:14 PM

    This is a very long-billed bird that loves mealworms. He resembles a brown thrasher without the long tail feathers.

    Read More

  2. Thistle whizzle

    Aug 18, 18 02:13 PM

    We have been trying to attract thes little beauties fir years with a variety of fancy thistle seed. Gave up and let them have at the sunflowers in our

    Read More

  3. Dull-colored bug-eater with a yellow beak?!

    Aug 14, 18 05:25 PM

    Spotted in Southeastern PA on 8/13/2018. Sparrow-sized. Blackish-greyish legs. Bright yellow beak. White breast without markings. Brownish wings with white

    Read More