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#1 MR bluebird

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

[attachment=97091:hawk.jpg]Taken yesterday in western Idaho. I am still having arguments with myself on the dark morph of several hawk. Mid size hawk.

#2 Liam

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

There are a few dark morph hawks in your area, but with the smallish bill and the light brown color, I'm thinking Swainson's Hawk.
Here's a similar bird (not my photo): http://sdakotabirds....ons_hawk_10.jpg

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#3 creeker

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

I agree with Swainson's Hawk. The light undertail coverts in a dark morph (would be darker in a Red-tailed) and the fact that this is a mature bird (dark eye) and the tail is banded and not red.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:14 AM

:lol: If I'd noticed your post I wouldn't have bothered posting his twin today from No. Utah: http://www.whatbird....__fromsearch__1

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