accipter photo on BirdYak website - HELP!!

Chris Hill chill at kingfish.coastal.edu
Mon Mar 11 07:03:27 PST 2002



I think it's an imm. Cooper's, but if it is one, its belly markings are a
surprise - I didn't know Cooper's could have that type of markings.

In favor of sharp-shinned:
- Heavily marked undersides, including crosswise markings on belly.

in favor of Cooper's:
- size relative to pigeon, if that's a pigeon
- flat head with eye forward of center (but this may be influenced by
posture),
- prominent terminal white band on tail

CH

Christopher E. Hill
Department of Biology
Coastal Carolina University Ph: 843.349.2567
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Conway, SC 29528 E: chill at coastal.edu

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