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Kite or Hawk?

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Costal TX today. The back dosnt really look like a Missippi or White tailed kite.

unless its immature.

was also was a a bit of distance for my lens

 

50080223933_398288d2d4_k.jpgKite? by johnd1964, on Flickr

 

in flight

 

50080243563_b7ad05dae6_k.jpgIMG_8675 (2) by johnd1964, on Flickr

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can the back be the mottled brown normally? or is this one Immature or in a  molt or something?

all the ones iv seen before have a plain gray back.

 

 

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On 7/5/2020 at 5:13 PM, Kevin said:

it is a young bird for sure, I think juvenile would be the correct term.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/73621561

My mistake, I went with Immature  to avoid  the term Juvenile which to me would mean less then a year old. while Immature could mean ,in the case of some birds, can take years to become full adults yet can take care of themselves.And may also go thru several color changes in those years

 

 

 

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