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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus

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Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's Hawk


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4 Comments

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Jimmy, I'd love you to add this spotting (and your other raptors, including your beautiful vultures!) to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

I agree with Christy that it's a Sharp-shinned. Not only because of the very straight tail feathers, but the barring on the chest is more consistent with a Sharp-shinned, not a Cooper's.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Nice series! I'm leaning towards Sharp-Shinned Hawk with that tail. Was it dove sized or crow sized?? I have a hard time myself figuring these guys out! Here's a great link for comparison: http://static.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/Abou...

JimmyE
JimmyE 6 years ago

Thank you sarah! I thought it was but I wanted to make sure :)

JimmyE
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JimmyE

USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2014
Submitted on Mar 27, 2014

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