One of the most common and varied hawks in North America. This particular bird was as close as you can get to the top of Mount Lemmon just north east of Tucson. Sometimes I have issues putting a name to some hawks, but there is definitely no mistaking this adult with that rusty red tail. Juveniles don't see red tail feathers until their second year and sport striped brown horizontal bands. The first member of this species was seen by westerners in 1781 Jamaica and now they sport the country in their scientific name, Buteo Jamaicensis.