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Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

Description:

I'm thinking Rough-legged hawk but maybe Ferruginous? Any ID help would be appreciated.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus Peregrine falcon
Liam
Liam 6 years ago
Swainson's Hawk (immature)
Buteo swainsoni Swainson's Hawk - BirdForum Opus


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5 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Ya, definitely a Swainson's Hawk fosho.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

What an adorable Swainy!! Nice series! ;-)

RachelM
RachelM 6 years ago

Thanks so much for the ID and the info Liam!

RiverCaribou
RiverCaribou 6 years ago

Liam

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Both Ferruginous and Rough-legged would be feathered down the tarsus to the feet. Proportions and facial markings don't match for Peregrine Falcon.
This is an immature Swainson's Hawk.

RachelM
Spotted by
RachelM

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Aug 19, 2014
Submitted on Oct 11, 2014

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