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Red-shouldered hawk? - southwest British Columbia, Canada (1 Viewer)

Gordon W

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Shot late October in southwest British Columbia, Canada, I think this might have been a red-shouldered hawk, but not at all confident about that ID. Can someone confirm or correct that ID?
 

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KC Foggin

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I'm leaning towards a Harrier as well.

A Red-shouldered Hawk would have a beige belly with stripes and of course red shoulders ;)
 

Deb Burhinus

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I'm leaning towards a Harrier as well.

A Red-shouldered Hawk would have a beige belly with stripes and of course red shoulders ;)
Only an adult would have red shoulders KC.

The most obvious differences on this image are cinnamon underparts (imm), wingshape - harriers longer wings and distinct underwing pattern - thick banding (on imm N.H ) including trailing edge, thick banding on longer tail and proportionately slimmer body cf to Red-shouldered.
 

mtn

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Agree... You can see the white rump patch too.

Check out how similar the very nice photo at the top of the thread appears to this photo from Merlin:
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