[CT Birds] Cooper's vs Goshawk
jimzipp at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 7 08:43:42 EST 2012
After seeing Amy's post and images of the Cooper's Hawk I thought I'd put up
these two images showing some comparison images of the 3 accipiters. Also one
comparison of Sharpie Coop as well. I use these in the shop to help people tell
the differences of their backyard visitors.
Probably the worst field mark often used for id I think is the square vs rounded
tail between Cooper's and Sharpie. At least in my experience, a square tail
often does lean toward sharpie but a rounded one in flight is just one indicator
that should lead to the observation of other attributes like overall body
structure, manner of flight etc.
For anyone interested, here are the two compiled images on this page...
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