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Incorrect species photo on Red-shouldered Hawk opus (1 Viewer)

Jeff Bouton

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Not sure who / how to report a misidentified species as there were no comments on opus page. However, the juvenile bird used in the second to last example by STEFFO1 is a Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) so not even the correct genus. Note the secondary tips stopping at the base of the tail and rapidly tapering wings. Skinny bright yellow legs with long toes of accipiter, pale yellow iris atypical, other structural issues.
 
Not sure who / how to report a misidentified species as there were no comments on opus page. However, the juvenile bird used in the second to last example by STEFFO1 is a Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) so not even the correct genus. Note the secondary tips stopping at the base of the tail and rapidly tapering wings. Skinny bright yellow legs with long toes of accipiter, pale yellow iris atypical, other structural issues.
Good spot !

Agree it's not the hawk (I'd go with Sharpie). Will remove. If in and id'd in gallery will make some comment.
 

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