Illinois Raptor Center Success Stories
An unusual dark-morph red-tailed hawk gets a second chance
Red-tailed hawks can come in a variety of color variations or "morphs." Normally, the tail of a mature red-tail is rusty red in color. That makes identification easy. This bird, however, sports a dark tail. See the picture at the bottom of the page that shows a hawk with an all-white tail!
When it arrived at The Illinois Raptor Center, it was starving and full of parasites. Now completely healthy, it is ready for release and a second chance at life.