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Raptor Quiz #2

posted by Jerry Liguori at
on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 

This quiz should be a bit easier...thanks for the responses on the first one.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look like a Ferruginous with a recent meal still in its crop!

Robert Visconti - Lindenhurst, IL

June 21, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous m is for mike said...

Ferruge sounds good to me. FHs have been a common site this spring out in the Utah west desert, aka Ferrugistan. I've been watching them for hours lately and can imagine one fitting this silhouette. The trailing edge of the wings is usually straighter around the secondaries, but when tucked in a glide I think they might bulge a bit like this picture. The tail seems about right- not too long or wide, and kind of squared off. The head and beak is the thing that jumps out on this quiz; even though it's kind of extreme (maybe the way photoshop cropped it out?), I can't imagine anything making this shape other than a Ferruge's flat, wedgie forehead. Maybe a skinny young Bald Eagle taken at a weird angle, but doubtful. All that said, it could be some raptor most of us never see, like a ZONE-TAILED!

June 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deneb says:
why not the Raven with its tail held funny. and the sun shining off its neck....don't you think that is a very large beak? show us the raven silhouette.

June 22, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Liguori said...

Yes, Ferruginous Hawk!

I know I should say why with these quizzes...but I'm just lazy and busy lately.

June 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM  

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