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Happy Sunday!

Taken in Panama City at the Conservation Park April 4.

Red-Shouldered Hawk? I see very similar pictures to a broad winged hawk on Audubon/birdseye apps... What would a major field marker be to tell the difference?

Thanks!

 

Also, off topic -  came across a red-morph eastern screech owl enjoying the morning sun... Lifer for me! 🙂

 

 

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Yes, it's a Red-shouldered.  Appears to be a youngish one with the abundance of brown on the wings.  Broad-winged Hawks are more compact and they lack the white markings on the wings, and the adults have darker reddish-brown barring on the breast and their tail pattern is slightly different with the white bands being the same width as the dark bands.

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Red-shouldered. Congrats, on the owl!

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2 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Yes, it's a Red-shouldered.  Appears to be a youngish one with the abundance of brown on the wings.  Broad-winged Hawks are more compact and they lack the white markings on the wings, and the adults have darker reddish-brown barring on the breast and their tail pattern is slightly different with the white bands being the same width as the dark bands.

This is great - really appreciate the info!

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The hawk has its entire adult tail. First-cycle Red-shouldereds would not be anywhere near this adult-like in April, even in the south.

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24 minutes ago, Tony Leukering said:

The hawk has its entire adult tail. First-cycle Red-shouldereds would not be anywhere near this adult-like in April, even in the south.

Are you saying it is an adult?

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