Large bird in Kentucky with Orange/red stripes on wings

by Ann
(Bardstown Ky)

While driving in Kentucky we saw a large bird resembling a hawk. Sitting on top of tree with 2 or 3 orange/red stripes on the wings. Havent seen this before. Looked up a red shoulder hawk but the pic didnt look like what I saw. Please help give me an idea if you have one

Thanks
Ann

Comments for Large bird in Kentucky with Orange/red stripes on wings

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 01, 2013
Kentucky Raptor NEW
by: Michael Mackenzie

Your bird is likely an American Kestrel or Red Shouldered Hawk.


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. nestling bird

    Dec 11, 17 07:32 PM

    he or she nestles on top of our front door in the winter months in Phoenix,AZ. It is medium to small in size. It is lighter underneath, but really not

    Read More

  2. Snowbirds!!!

    Dec 10, 17 02:02 PM

    Drinking our morning coffee my boyfriend was looking at his bird feeder and said to me wow what are those birds? I said ohhhh they are snow birds... we

    Read More

  3. Looking for positive ID of this baby bird

    Nov 30, 17 10:40 PM

    Found this one in Popler tree, there were two chicks but one died due to fall. Chick is same size as dove chick but has bright orange pen feathers sprouting

    Read More