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These photos were taken on 1/5/19 at camp Verde, Arizona. We saw the raptor across the street from a busy highway. Could not get better views than this. Appreciate your help with ID.

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12 hours ago, thelodger14 said:

location and white tail make a Harris Hawk a good candidate for this difficult photo .

Thank you

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This is a tough photo, I'm not sure if Red-tailed Hawk can be ruled out. In this perched position the wings seem pretty long, which leads me to think Harris's Hawk can perhaps be ruled out as a possibility.

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Yes, Harris's is ruled out by the long wings (extending to tail tip), as that species, being essentially non-migratory, has relatively short wings. Additionally, the tail's color pattern is reversed fro that of Harris's. However, this could be a dark morph of either Red-tailed or Ferruginous hawks, and that's as precise as I can be, given the photos.

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