Date: 2/8/18 10:15 am From: Robert O'Brien <baro...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Need Raptor ID Help
What a pleasant surprise!
Relative to accipiters, Broad-winged might be called Broad-tailed hawk. Note the proportionately much shorter, broader tail in this pose compared to accipiters on the web.
This comparison works for Steller's Eagle vs. Bald Eagle as well. Older Steller's can have white heads, but have proportionately very short tails.
Bob OBrien PDX
On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM, littlebirder <littlebirder...> wrote:
> Broad-winged Hawk > > > > Sherry Hagen > Vancouver, WA > <littlebirder...> > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone > > -------- Original message -------- > From: Alexandra MacKenzie <mizmak...> > Date: 2/8/18 8:09 AM (GMT-08:00) > To: tweeters <tweeters...> > Subject: [Tweeters] Need Raptor ID Help > > In Sep 2014 I took a photo of a hawk at Magnuson Park in Seattle and > posted it on Flickr as a Cooper's Hawk. Recently a birder commented that > he thought it was a Broad-winged Hawk. I thought that unlikely but am now > confused by his field mark comments. The photo and comments may be found > here: > https://www.flickr.com/photos/mizmak/15199769280/ > > If the experts can weigh in, I'd greatly appreciate it. > > Thank you, > Alex MacKenzie > Seattle > <mizmak...> > > _______________________________________________ > Tweeters mailing list > <Tweeters...> > http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters > >