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Hi everyone.  These two pics are pretty bad, but I think this is a Sharp-Shinned Hawk due to the large, abnormal spots on the back, the dark strips on its tail and i believe I see white and brown stripes on its breast feathers.  

 

Habitat: Mixed Forest

Location: Northern Illinois

Photo Taken: Today

sharp shinned hawk 1.JPG

sharp shinned hawk 2.JPG

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Correct, it is an adult Sharp-shinned.  Cooper's is ruled out by the small, rounded head with steep forehead, relatively large eyes, dark "hood," and wide shoulders.

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