Date: 9/20/17 3:48 pm
From: Noah Comet <noahcomet...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Odd Red-Shouldered Hawk
That's a weird one all right. To me it almost looks the head is featherless--a bird suffering from some kind of parasite or disease.



> On Sep 20, 2017, at 2:23 PM, Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1...> wrote:
>
> I have gone out on a limb and posted to eBird a sighting of a POSSIBLE extremis subspecies of Red-shouldered at the Howard County Conservancy late this morning. I've consulted several texts and cannot find any illustrations of the expected lineatus that show such a white head. For my checklist, and the two frames, see http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39300397
>
> Or does it just have some condition, with all the contour feathers off, and perhaps just down showing? From the tail pattern it is clearly an adult.
>
> Kurt Schwarz
> Ellicott City
> <krschwa1...>
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