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#1 Clip

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:53 PM

Taken today in Colorado Eastern Plains. Is this a Dark Morph Ferruginous or something else like a Red-tailed Hawk?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

Looks like a ferrug with that gape, but not sure.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

Yeah, that gape rivals "Batman's Joker!" I'd call that a Ferrugionous based on that alone.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

That gape is what had me leaning Ferrug also. Thanks though because I was not sure.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

Based on the extended gape and although my guide does not say anything about this, the image of the dark-morph shows a white spot between the chest and neck. I agree with Dark Morph Ferruginous.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Very cool, Clip! (But I want to know whether you managed to get a photo of our state bird while you were on the plains as well?)

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

betiam- not this trip on our State Bird but I do have a couple shots of them taken at Cherry Creek State Park last summer. Last summer was the first time I had ever seen our State bird.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

Agree, for what its worth. looks like a young one with that yellow eye and plain plumage.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:37 AM

nice!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:04 AM

cool bird look bad a**

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:09 AM

yep, definitely




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