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Anybody good at identifyling birds of prey? Pic included.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by taraann81, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    This little brat landed right outside my Kitchen WindoW. A bit larger than a croW perhaps, looking for a free meal!

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  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Crowing

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    Prairie Falcon. [​IMG]
     
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Quote:That was fast! Thanks!
     
  4. HLAC

    HLAC Songster

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    Cooper's hawk.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definitely NOT a Prairie Falcon.

    Looks like a Cooper's Hawk but I'm not 100% certain.
     
  6. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Yes I looked up Prairie Falcon and its not that..Lacks the tear "stainy looking" markings
     
  7. kla37

    kla37 Songster

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    Whatever it is, it looks like it would love chicken for lunch.
     

  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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  9. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I don't know about coopers, Most of the pics I googled had more of a "barred" pattern on the chest and almost a blck back.. I'll check hat link, thanks
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    I don't know about coopers, Most of the pics I googled had more of a "barred" pattern on the chest and almost a blck back.. I'll check hat link, thanks

    As a general rule, raptors don't get their adult colors until after the first molt

    Most juveniles are all brown

    Based on size, and the long tail it's most likely a Coopers Hawk

    http://images.google.com/imgres?img...27s+hawk&hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&gbv=2&tbs=isch:1
     
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