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Raptor, Seward Peninsula


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#1 kstenek

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

Two very poor photos. A friend who knows raptors (breeds and keeps them) says this is a buteo but not a Rough-legged, which is the main Buteo here and actually saw at least one, maybe a pair, this same night. Could it be a Harlan's?
Had to post to my flikr account, this forum would not allow me to upload the photos. The second photo shows the tail better.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

It could be a Harlan's. The bare legs exclude Rough-legged.
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