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Old Wednesday 28th December 2005, 20:42   #1
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What type of hawk?

Hi:

I just saw this hawk in my backyard a short while ago.

Can someone tell me what type it is?

Thanks,

Tim
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Old Wednesday 28th December 2005, 21:00   #2
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Either Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawk. Looks more like Sharp-shinned to me.
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Old Wednesday 28th December 2005, 21:07   #3
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TSA -- first, let me welcome you to Birdforum on behalf of the staff and moderators. We're glad you've come aboard.

Secondly, I tend to agree with Torch. I think it's a Sharpie, too.

Hope you enjoy yourself on the forums!
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Looks like a Sharp-shinned, as crown and nape seems to be the same colour,and eye is placed more centrally in the head, and the structure of the bird.

http://www.pbase.com/bcurrie/hawks_k...llies&page=all
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Old Wednesday 28th December 2005, 22:43   #5
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Thanks for the replies -

After reading your comments, I looked in my field guide and it sure seems to be a Sharp-shinned. Pretty cool. I typically see Red Tails here in Kansas City - maybe the Sharp-shinned are more numerous than I think and I've just missed them to this point, but still quite fun to see this one.

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Old Wednesday 28th December 2005, 23:24   #6
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That tiny little beak says Sharpie to me :) Nice photo.
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Old Thursday 29th December 2005, 00:19   #7
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Hi, Tim! Another warm welcome to you from BirdForum!

Nice shot of your Sharpie, there.
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