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Question from Pennsylvania, USA (1 Viewer)


United States
Philadelphia, PA, USA
December 2023
Near Birdfeeder Near House

This is the first bird of prey I’ve seen perched near my house. To my inexperienced eye, it matches pictures of the Sharp-Skinned Hawk the best.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Thank you. Now I’m looking at pictures of juvenile Cooper’s Hawks, and the colors and patterns seem to match better. I think this is bigger than a Sharp-Skinned as well. Appreciate the response.
Head shape (angular), eye placement (forward), apparent size (chunky accipiter), and feet (strong and dangerous looking) all say Cooper's. Not a bad picture for a phone photo through glass!

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