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Sharp-shinned or Coopers hawk ?

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This is actually a juvenile Broad-winged Hawk.

  • Juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawks would have blurry streaking all over the breast and belly, and Juvenile Cooper’s would be more slender and have thin, neat streaking all over the breast and belly. Both hawks would have pale eyes.
  • Juvenile Red-shouldered would be slimmer with neater, denser streaking the the breast and belly as well as pale banding on the secondaries.
  • Juvenile Red-tailed would have a distinctive belly band and have very little streaking on the breast.
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