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large bird with white on its back -- S Florida

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Got a bad pic of this large hawk with white on its back as it flew away. Taken 2/24/2020 from Flamingo, FL (the southern most point in mainland US.)

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Is it just me or does the bird not look like any sort of raptor? The head is very skinny and the tail is weird. If it is a raptor, the way the wings are held would force it to be an Osprey, but I'm just not seeing it. Maybe I'm just looking at it wrong.

Since it does seem to have one white flight feather and not on the other side, I agree with leucism.

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I agree with Melierax that it doesn't look like a raptor.  I was thinking a gannet or pelican or something like that.

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FWIW, I initially thought Brown Pelican but wasnt sure of their range. The large belly and skinny head look good for it. 

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The angle is super weird, so I wouldnt bank on feet size. But they do look a little small. 

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Somebody should make a bird guide of nothing but birds flying away from me -- that's the angle I get most often.

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24 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

I'd guess that it's a molting immature White Ibis

Agreed

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