Broad winged hawk?
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:12 PM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:23 PM
I'm just not sure that the tail is long enough for a Cooper's, and with the translucent wingtips, I'm inclined to go with Red-Shouldered Hawk.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:41 PM
You bring up a good point with the wing panels Julie. I am not sure I will change my mind, but that is a possibility I wrestled with. The tail is shorter and the bird looks more squat than I like to see in a Coop. Also the wings are fairly broad for a Coop. I originally chalked this up to the photo angle, but now am not so sure. I think the original poster may want to hold off on marking this bird down for sure. I could be convinced it is a RS Hawk.
Then again the tail isn't marked like a RS Hawk. Also the white "pantiloons" are something that i have seen in numerous Cooper's. And I think if you look at it close you can see the Cooper's "cap" on top of it's head(unless that is just a shadow).
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
I am almost sure this isn't a Red-Shouldered Hawk. I would call it a Cooper's.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:41 PM
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