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Is this a Red-shouldered Hawk? Corpus Christi, Texas 3-23-22


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Having trouble conclusively identifying hawk in attached pictures. Number of "fingers" on wing tips not consistent with Red-shouldered and wing flex motion seems unusual. Other traits might suggest Red-shouldered but I still am uncertain. Please let me know if I am on the right or wrong track. Thank you!

 

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Ironically, I just reported a Broad-wing that turned out to be a Red-shouldered (didn't realize that Broad-wings migrated so much later). (New York State). Note the "crescents" near the wing-tips, but both have very broad wings. ?

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4 hours ago, MWM said:

Ironically, I just reported a Broad-wing that turned out to be a Red-shouldered (didn't realize that Broad-wings migrated so much later). (New York State). Note the "crescents" near the wing-tips, but both have very broad wings. ?

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Also notice the different tail patterns.  RSHA has more black and white bands than BWHA.

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