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Some kind of hawk

Description:

possibly Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-shinned Hawk

Habitat:

City

Notes:

It landed on my fire escape in the middle of San Francisco


No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

kfdearborn
kfdearborn 7 years ago

This hawk is actually large for a sharp-shinned hawk and the thickness of the legs suggests it is a Cooper's hawk.

plant guy
plant guy 7 years ago

Classic birder conundrum Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-shinned Hawk. I am going with Sharp-shinned. Smallish no curved tail. Nice sighting.

San Francisco, California

Lat: 37.77, Long: -122.43

Spotted on Mar 2, 2010
Submitted on Mar 2, 2010

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