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Raptor ID - Southern Ontario, Canada

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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 18:29   #1
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Raptor ID - Southern Ontario, Canada

The attached pic has been on my website for some time, IDd by me as a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. My wife has recently thrown some doubt my way ... she believes it to be a Rough-legged Hawk.
Any thoughts??

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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 18:44   #2
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White scapulars looks like RTHA to me...
Also...
RLHA wingtips should reach the tip of the tail...
Eastern RTHAs wingtips do not (Western RTHAs do)
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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 18:45   #3
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So, we have a conflict here. This is a juvie Red-tailed for me - white scapulars in V, no pale head you'd see on a light Rough-lgged.
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Old Tuesday 12th December 2006, 22:28   #4
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The attached pic has been on my website for some time, IDd by me as a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. My wife has recently thrown some doubt my way ... she believes it to be a Rough-legged Hawk.
Any thoughts??

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hi jim the bird in the pic is a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk great pic
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Thanks for the help ... much appreciated ... the easy part is now over, now comes the hard part -- telling my wife she was wrong!!!

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