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! > > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35396040 >