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Cooper's Hawk - juvenile

Accipiter cooperii

Description:

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk on top of the observation blind, Cash Lake, South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge

Habitat:

Edge of freshwater lake

2 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 7 years ago
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago
Cooper's Hawk - juvenile
Accipiter cooperii BirdForum


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4 Comments

CarvingFool
CarvingFool 7 years ago

Liam, thank you for the field markings. That will help in the future!

CarvingFool
CarvingFool 7 years ago

Thank you! I was leaning toward Cooper's, but I still have a hard time telling them apart.

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

Hard to tell which one it is cause the tail is flattened against the roof.

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Square head, thick legs, thin breast streaking, and square tail differentiate it from Sharpie.

CarvingFool
Spotted by
CarvingFool

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Apr 1, 2013

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