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While driving had quick glance at what appeared to be a raptor. Wing span 18-24 inches. Belly gray or brown, white underside of wings with black tips. Wondering what it might have been.

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In general, it's very helpful to know where you were when you saw the bird, at least what part of what state.  In this case, though, I don't think people will be able to tell much.

Size is very hard to judge, especially with a quick glance.  I think the only raptor in North America with that small a wingspan is the Sharp-shinned Hawk, and your description doesn't fit that.  Some raptors that have white underwings with black feather tips or at least can give that impression are male Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk (northern even in winter), Ferruginous Hawk (western), Broad-winged Hawk (almost all gone from the U.S. and Canada at this time of year), and maybe Red-shouldered Hawk.  I don't know whether any of them would give the right appearance of the belly, but you could try seeing if any pictures of those look familiar.

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Sorry....should have mentioned that this was in the area of 35th Ave and Thunderbird in Phoenix AZ

May have had a bigger wing span than I'd indicated. What struck me most was the fact that the wings were all white with the exception of the tips.

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