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Raptor from Costa Rica

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Old Saturday 22nd September 2018, 17:32   #1
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Raptor from Costa Rica

An extreme crop of a bad photo in rainy weather, so please excuse the poor quality. Dont know if its possible to ID this one from the photo but Id still appreciate any trys. Taken July 20th, North of San Jose, probably something like 500 or 600 m above sea level.
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2018, 18:32   #2
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Zone-tailed Hawk
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2018, 18:39   #3
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seconded. zone tailed hawk. :-)
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2018, 18:46   #4
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Very cool, new bird for me then. Thanks to both of you.
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2018, 22:36   #5
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Why not a dark Short-tailed Hawk?
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2018, 08:54   #6
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because of the longwinged appearance and pattern in the fingers but the bulge in the secondaries is hard to come by in Zone tailed indeed.
A pattern in the fingers is not fully absent in Short tails and the pattern is rather bold for Zone tailed..so I better start varying the aspect towards the wingtip (handformula) and look upon more long-winged impressions in Short tails then.

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Old Monday 24th September 2018, 19:22   #7
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Certainly a Zone-tailed.
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Old Monday 24th September 2018, 20:16   #8
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Certainly a Zone-tailed.
Could you please elaborate because I can't get past a Short-tailed Hawk. The bird looks to be a non adult. To me it appears to show broad dark wing barring and a whitish patch at the base of the outer primaries (contra Zone-tailed).

A dark imm Short-tailed Hawk (1st pic)
https://neotropical.birds.cornell.ed...timedia/photos

Juv Zone-tailed
https://www.sdbirder.com/Birds/Juven...e-tailed-Hawk/
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