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Another Broad-Winged Hawk? or Swainson's - White Morph


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8 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Broad-winged Hawk. Overall structure and shape of the wings is totally wrong for Swainson's Hawk of any age.

I remember the description in Hawks in Flight that a Broad-wing in a glide, with the wings a little bent like this, has a nearly straight trailing edge, making each wing look like a paring knife.  I'd also expect a Swainson's to have darker flight feathers.

Here's a Broad-wing with a similar tail: http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/learn-to-id-juvenile-hawks-in-flight.html

 

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15 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

I remember the description in Hawks in Flight that a Broad-wing in a glide, with the wings a little bent like this, has a nearly straight trailing edge, making each wing look like a paring knife.  I'd also expect a Swainson's to have darker flight feathers.

Here's a Broad-wing with a similar tail: http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/learn-to-id-juvenile-hawks-in-flight.html

 

Thanks! Never realized that they could have such pale tails when they are juveniles.

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