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I saw this guy yesterday in Catskills, New York. It was sitting about the trail that goes along a freshwater river and a marsh. I am thinking it's either a juvenile red-tailed hawk, or a juvenile red-shouldered hawk, and leaning toward red-tailed. Can someone help me confirm?


Thank you!


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2 hours ago, akandula said:

This looks better for a juvenile Red-shouldered with that dark malar stripe and thin tail bands.


2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I agree with Red-shouldered.  A Red-tailed would be bulkier and lack the wide dark tail band at the tip of the tail.

Sorry. Thanks for the correction.

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