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Wikipedia raptor uncertainty (Ontario)

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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 23:19   #1
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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?
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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 23:21   #2
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Pretty straightforward Cooper's. Dark, thin streaking, thick legs, overall proportions...
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Old Thursday 15th January 2009, 23:38   #3
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I agree with juvenile Cooper's Hawk for the reason's stated by birderbf.
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