white-bellied hawk with stripey wings
Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:44 AM
I saw its underside very distinctively, and the important features were, first, that both the body and the fleshy parts of the wings were nearly white, with no dark bands, but second, the wing feathers -- at least the secondaries and tertials -- were boldly striped. I did not notice any such stripeyness on the primaries or tailfeathers, but I'm not quite as clear in my mind about what I saw around the extremities as I am for the middle parts.
I've tried looking through sibley and various google images and have not found a match. Could it be some kind of transitional molt pattern?
The most commonly seen bird of that shape in those parts is a red-shouldered hawk; there's apparently a nest quite close to where I was standing.
[update] by googling "juvenile red-shouldered hawk", I did see a few images that might match what I saw... such as this one: http://virtua-galler...ldered Hawk.jpg
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