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Cooper's Hawk

Description:

~18" long.

Notes:

Sitting about 20' up in a tree. Stared at Sibley and Stokes. Decided this was a Sharp-shinned hawk based on shape of head and placement of eye. But would be happy to have someone more familiar with hawks confirm or correct... UPDATE - switched species to Cooper's Hawk with Liam's help.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii Identifying Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks


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5 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

What a beauty!

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 9 years ago

Thanks Liam!

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Pale nape, round tail, and thick legs make it a Cooper's over Sharpie.

QuigCrew
QuigCrew 9 years ago

thanks, and indeed. just checked out your amazing Shikra spotting...wow, quite the moment captured!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely clicks. Looks similar to our Shikra.

QuigCrew
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QuigCrew

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Mar 26, 2012

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