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Buteo platypterus  Broad-winged Hawk
These tree-nesting carnivores are common in broad-leaved and mixed forests but were detected much less frequently than Red-shouldered Hawks in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
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Buteo jamaicensis  Red-tailed Hawk
The Red-tail is an open country species, often seen perched atop isolated trees in fields and clearcuts. These tree-nesting carnivores breed primarily in the Pine Region, although they do nest regularly in the northern part of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1914
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Pandion haliaetus  Osprey
These tree-nesting piscivores are very rare breeders in Louisiana. The "Confirmed" records on the map represent nearly all the nests in the state. The "Possible" records likely represent nonbreeding individuals.

photo Copyright 1999 by Dan Lane 
male or female