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Sharp shinned hawk

Accipiter striatus

Habitat:

Backyard

Notes:

I also saw the female land on the feeder on my back deck. They were both around 10 inches tall.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Coopers Hawk
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk


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8 Comments

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

Well Sharp Shinned hawks are most commonly confused with Coopers Hawk. Coopers hawk have long tails and are a bit bigger then sharpies.
Coopers are 14-20' and Sharpies are 10-14'. Coopers have longer, rounded tails and Sharpies have short, squared off tails.
The tail on this one looks long and the ends of the tail feathers are more rounded, so I'll put an ID suggestion for a Cooper.

lcrowe
lcrowe 7 years ago

ConnorSheWing: Do you have another ID suggestion? It's hard to tell from the photo, but he is only about 10 inches tall. I would love to hear any suggestions you might have.

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

You guys sure this is a Sharpie? That tail seems offley long to me.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Nice spotting, Icrowe! Welcome to the community! I'd love you to add this and any future Raptor spottings to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

lcrowe
lcrowe 7 years ago

Thanks, Liam. I wasn't sure if I had identified the bird correctly. Thanks for providing the scientific name. I added it to the spotting information.

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Please add binomial name: Accipiter striatus

Welcome to Project Noah! :)

lcrowe
lcrowe 7 years ago

Thanks for all of the great suggestions! I will definitely check them out. I just found Project Noah today and I think its great! Have a good day!

Interesting spotting lcrowe ,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah
I hope you like the site us much we do,there are many features you can explore,first you should read the http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you have all the "rules" of Project Noah :-)
You have also a blog http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we post articles from our best specialists in the diferents areas and also storys of wildlife "adventures" from our most knowened users.
There are also the chats for elp in the id process and to comment your's and other's spottings.
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Enjoy your self,see you arround :-)

lcrowe
Spotted by
lcrowe

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Mar 15, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

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