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Broad-winged Hawk Port Credit Ontario (1 Viewer)


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Can someone please identify/confirm this is a Broad-winged Hawk? Taken in December in Port Credit Ontario?


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An Accipiter, not a Buteo. Note long tail, etc. Adult Cooper's hawk.
Not a sharp-shinned hawk because... big bill, sloping forehead, pale sides to hindneck, dark cap, outer tail-feathers substantially shorter than inners.
I think broad-winged hawks are all way to the south well before December (for ID, best always to give the date as exactly as possible).
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