accipter photo on BirdYak website - HELP!!

David Allinson goshawk at telus.net
Sun Mar 10 16:44:36 PST 2002


I would personally would have ID'd this bird as a sub-adult Cooper's Hawk.
Tarsus size (almost finger width, whereas Sharpies have narrow pencil-like
tarsus), relative size to prey (that would be a "big" kill for the average
Sharpie!), more buff edges on back and wings, long rounded tail with
extensive white edge, plus overall "jizz" is more Coop' than Sharpie.

David Allinson
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Denny Granstrand" <osprey at nwinfo.net>
To: <TWEETERS at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:50 PM
Subject: accipter photo on BirdYak website - HELP!!



> Hi Tweeters,

>

> Today I put a photo of an accipter I identified as a juvenile

Sharp-shinned

> Hawk on the BirdYak website:

>

> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BirdYak/

>

> Click on "photos" on the left side of the screen and then on the hawk

photo.

> You can enlarge it by clicking on the larger photo as it comes up.

>

> It has been suggested that it is actually a juvenile Cooper's Hawk. We

> would appreciate any opinions on it. Please include a brief discussion of

> field marks to back up your opinion.

>

> Thanks

>

> Denny Granstrand

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> * Denny Granstrand *

> * Yakima, WA *

> * osprey at nwinfo.net *

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