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Sharp Shinned Hawk

Description:

the distinguishing factor between the Sharp & the Cooper's is the squared off tail of the Sharp...which I believe this one has...there were several other photos that showed this better...when was the last time I had the two side by side for comparison...NEVER...

Notes:

lunching on some bird...see the feathers?



No species ID suggestions

7 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

When I lived in NM, Mitch, I used to have trouble telling the Coopers and Sharp-shinned apart. They were both variable in appearance and over-lapped a bit.

MitchRay
MitchRay 7 years ago

Either a Sharp-shinned or a Cooper's

MickGrant
MickGrant 7 years ago

Suggest Sharp shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

I think it's a sharp-shinned hawk.

RobertShinn
RobertShinn 7 years ago

gambel's quail

RobertShinn
RobertShinn 7 years ago

a Gambil Quail...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Do you know what he is eating?

Corrales, New Mexico, USA

Lat: 35.24, Long: -106.61

Spotted on Jul 7, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

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