Mystery bird of prey

by David Scott
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada )

Mystery bird of prey

Mystery bird of prey

I heard a screeching call coming from the tall evergreen behind our house, in west end Toronto.

I looked out and saw a large bird of prey sitting near the top of the tree, calling frequently.

Very large, about 22-24 inches at a guess, with a brown body and wings, with white/brown mottled chest. Brown head, grey beak.

Any idea what it is?

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Red-tailed Hawk
by: jax

Looks like you have a red-tailed hawk! They're pretty big birds and they make a screechy sound when they're calling for their mate or their offspring.

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