Even within a single species, there can be great variations of plumage, size and behaviors. For example, I absolutely love red tailed hawks, their diversity is incredible. They also are a good example for this episode. At the very basic the red-tailed hawk is classified as a species with a species name of Buteo jamaicensis….
When you think of a species, most often a single visage of a species comes to mind. I say bald eagle for example, and the image of a large bird with a dark brown body, white head and tail, orange beak and piercing yellow eyes. But birds don’t generally look exactly the same as they…