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villager Thursday 15th January 2009 23:19

Wikipedia raptor uncertainty (Ontario)
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ac...r_on_fence.jpg

This is the photo currently adorning the Wikipedia Accipiter article. The uploader isn't sure what it is (it was originally uploaded with a filename of "Merlin_on_Fence"!) - so what is it?

birderbf Thursday 15th January 2009 23:21

Pretty straightforward Cooper's. Dark, thin streaking, thick legs, overall proportions...

The Falcon Thursday 15th January 2009 23:38

I agree with juvenile Cooper's Hawk for the reason's stated by birderbf.


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