Buteo swainsoni jamaicensis

Buteo jamaicensis – red-tailed hawk, Boulder Valley Ranch, Colorado. Eddie Boosey of Norfolk, England, tells me [apparently incorrectly], “It is Swainson’s buzzard, Buteo swainsoni. You can tell that it is a buzzard because it is called Buteo. In America, however, for some unknown reasons this, like your seven other buzzards, is called a hawk, so it is known as Swainson’s hawk.” Eddie and I are often separated by a common language.