[CT Birds] OT - Accipiter ID quiz

holmses at cox.net holmses at cox.net
Sat Jul 19 13:31:55 EDT 2014


To me, the overall shape says Coopers, but it is difficult without anything else in the picture to compare it to. Dave H.
---- Joseph Cala via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote: 
> All-
> 
> One of the ID forums that I participate in had a very lengthy debate over
> the ID of this accipiter, and I figured that since this one species that so
> many folks struggle with -- and given that we'll start seeing a lot more
> juveniles of these species in the coming months -- a picture quiz might be
> fun.
> 
> This particular bird presents some very fun ID challenges -- I won't cite
> which ones specifically because that would potentially give away the ID.
> 
> This bird was seen in Boise, Idaho recently.  Here are the two pictures
> that were presented:
> 
> http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj591/Hopsing129/IMGP6071_zpsbf863229.jpg
> 
> http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj591/Hopsing129/IMGP6069_zps072b8181.jpg
> 
> I'd love to hear everyone's opinions on this ID -- and why, if you're
> interested in playing along.  As an FYI I've had two very esteemed raptor
> ID experts (and authors) concur on the ID.
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