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#1 BigSkyKen

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:01 AM

Thinking RTH, but not certain. Shot last week in central Wyoming.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:47 AM

Looks to me like a Rough-legged Hawk. It has the namesake "stockings" for sure.

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#3 ColoTomo

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:05 AM

Yep, Rough-legged Hawk. Look at the lighter colored head, the 'petite' bill, tail banding pattern, clean white on underside of primaries.. feathered legs :) . Looks to be light morph adult female.

By the way, you should get some kind of extra points for an awesome photo !!!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

Thanks for the help here. I compared to Sibley, and the ID makes sense to me, esp the Light Morph. I'm so used to seeing Red-tailed Hawks, I've almost given up on checking the guide!
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