[CT Birds] OT - Accipiter ID quiz

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sat Jul 19 17:05:54 EDT 2014


Long head, long tail, and maybe thinner streaking & lighter tummy -- Coop, regardless of that square-cut tail?  

I'll suggest the long head is sufficiently diagnostic -- nu?


On Jul 19, 2014, at 1:31 PM, David R. Holmes via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> 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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