From a high perch in the forest canopy at the Lunksoos area [ N45° 54′ 26.98″ W68° 36′ 51.69″] of T3 R7 Township in Penobscot County, this Red-tailed hawk is only a short distance from the East Branch of the Penobscot River.
The image lower left (N45° 58′ 23.33″ W68° 22′ 57.55″), while indistinct, shows a key feature of the Red-tailed hawk: its white upper breast.
Most similar hawks have markings up to the throat. From the front the tail appears white or gray, not the signature red color seen in flight.
This image was taken in Crystal, Aroostook County, on a hiking trail near the Thousand Acre Bog. An open area, a preferred habitat, cut for its logs is adjacent to the perch.
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