Cooper's Hawk? - Adult Male? in So Cal
Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:36 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:42 PM
Yup, adult Cooper's - note the shorter outer tail feathers and "stern" expression.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:10 AM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:16 AM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:53 AM
Thanks for your response:)
It's an adult, but no real way to tell if it's a male. Males are smaller than females, but that's it.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:54 AM
Actually, this looks like an adult female. The eyes are pretty red, which means that the bird is several years old at least. A male this age should have gray auriculars, and I'm seeing pale rufous, which is typical of adult females.
Wow! Great info! Thanks so much!
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