Date: 3/25/17 12:06 am
From: phillip <phillip...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Basic Hawk ID Help
My guess would be an immature Red-shouldered Hawk. Chunky body and
relatively short tail says buteo to me, but more slender than a Red-tail,
also longer-tail than Red-tail extending beyond primaries. And evenly
streaked underside without a Red-tail's belly band. No Broad-wings in
March, too slender and warm brown for rough-legged. Immature because red
lacking in the shoulders, and the tail not thickly and boldly barred.

On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 3:00:36 PM UTC-4, Brendan wrote:
> I struggle with hawk ID more than anything else, despite them being
> larger. If anyone wouldn't mind taking a look and providing opinions
> they'd be appreciated. I know the types of hawk species we get in the
> area but haven't really ever been able to distinguish any of them, mostly
> because of the differences between juvenile and adult versions of the
> species. If this forum isn't meant for this type of query just let me
> know! Thanks!

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