a White-tailed Hawk Buteo albicaudatus strays north to San Antonio, Texas - and is identified from videotape!

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Mitchell Lake Audubon Sanctuary held a Bird-a-thon fundraiser on 3 May 2008.
The team led by Andy Garcia and Malcolm Swan spotted a dark-colored Buteo.
Swan, Garcia, and Michelle Santisteban called it a Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk.
Swan reviewed his video footage 3 days later and realized that the bird was
actually an immature White-tailed Hawk, a rare bird so far inland in Texas.
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1 clip played at half speed, with 2 levels of resolution.  Seconds are playback durations (not download waits).  270p, 480p, 540p, 720p, and 1080p are lines of resolution.  MB (megabytes) is proportional to download waiting time.  The clips include camera settings and other information.
26 seconds270p2.7 MB White-tailed Hawk   immature soaring above Basin 3
26 seconds540p10.6 MB White-tailed Hawk   immature soaring above Basin 3

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