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Costa Rica - Hawks (1 Viewer)

PW23

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Hello,

I visited Costa Rica in March 2019. Enthusiastically photographing every distant soaring dot, I've got some pretty ropey hawk images I'd really appreciate some help with identifying.

Thanks!
 

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birdmeister

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United States
Here's my stab at things, I guess Gray-lined Hawk is ruled out on range?

1. Gray Hawk adult
2. Short-tailed Hawk
3. Broad-winged Hawk immature
4. Broad-winged Hawk adult
5. Gray Hawk immature
 

PW23

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Thanks Birdmeister. Good point Niels, closest major towns listed. Thanks

1) La Fortuna
2) La Fortuna
3) Uvita
4) La Fortuna
5) La Fortuna
 

PW23

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Thanks JWN! I have plenty of Roadsides, Common Black and White too, I just found them much easier to identify.
 

THE_FERN

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Hello,

I visited Costa Rica in March 2019. Enthusiastically photographing every distant soaring dot, I've got some pretty ropey hawk images I'd really appreciate some help with identifying.

Thanks!

I think shots 3 and 5 well illustrate the differences in (especially) undertail pattern. If you're amenable, perhaps add to opus?
 

PW23

Well-known member
Thanks The Fern, I am amenable. If Birdmeister and Niels are happy with the IDs now I've added location info that is.

I've not used Opus before, can I add them myself?
 

THE_FERN

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Hi Niels

Yeah I was aware of that [could usefully add link to it to Opus if not already there]. my comment was really about broad-winged vs grey [/grey-lined]. Think point is field guides not always great at showing tail pattern which is clearly different here [with marked terminal band] / wing shape differences.
 

njlarsen

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Opus Editor
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Barbados
Ebird has lots of observations west to about la Carara. West of there, including Fortuna (now that we know where it was from) it’s gray hawk.Still , we really should make sure the maps are correct by actual Id of the bird. The distance is probably less than six hours of flight.

Niels
 

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