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Sharp-shinned or Kestrel?

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This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Based on the shape of the hawk, you can observe that it is an accipter, not a falcon, due to the long tail, broad wings, and broad chest. Based on the plumage, note the thick black-and-white bands throughout the tail that American Kestrels lack.

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