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  1. In addition to Akandula's comments... the thickness of the bill and overall general size of this Royal Tern. As many IDs... the more field marks you can see or eliminate will point you to the correct ID.
  2. Yes certainly a Hawk.... my guess would be Red-shouldered as well.
  3. Yes 2nd year bird. A first year bird at this time of year will look like the female. Some of this years male will have a few black specs in the fall(mostly on face) and the yellowish parts will be more orange(but this is certainly always not easy to tell in the field). The following spring(second year bird) will show much more black speckling(including on chest)... like this bird and many will be almost fully in adult male plumage by the second fall.... but some will wait until year 3 to show off their full beauty.
  4. Agree range say almost certainly a Gray-cheeked.
  5. That was regarding birds in seen in the winter in US. Most, well 99.99% are Hermits.
  6. It can take a few years to fully develop the deep red eye...
  7. I'd probably go with Meves... that tail is really long.
  8. Well almost! LOL. I agree with Red-crested Pochard here.
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