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Immature Raptor, Arizona (1 Viewer)


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This presumable immature Cooper's hawk was photographed along the Santa Cruz river at Tubac, Southeast Arizona. If it is a Cooper's, it is so much browner than the other immature Cooper's I have seen that it has me confused. Thanks in advance for comments and help.


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Thanks, Ken! I guess the color range for immatures is much larger than I thought. I had an immature in my garden a year ago, and it was practically snow-white underneath.

KC Foggin

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I agree with Ken,

I just did a Google image search for immature Cooper's and there are several images that look quite like this one ;)

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