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Raptor Quiz #3

posted by Jerry Liguori at
on Monday, June 27, 2011 

A much easier quiz bird.....taken on June 7 in Utah. Please don't ask where, I don't offer locations of nesting birds (or possible nesters) I run across or hear of...thanks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a Broad-winged Hawk to me (Juvenile):

The short stocky legs are keeping me away from the RS species......

Don't see any kind of accipiter here, especially with legs like that!

The amount of streaking looks good for a BW. Looks to be too much and too thick for a RS.

I'm seeing the malar stripe over here too!

I'd like to get 2 out of 3 over here.......

We'll see....

Robert Visconti - Lindenhturt, IL

June 27, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot to mention.....this bird is photgraphed right in the middle of the woods which would work very well for a BW being this is their primary type of habitat......

Robert Visconti

June 27, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Tim Avery said...

Jerry: Was this in your yard? Haha, Not everyday you see this species perched in Gambel's Oak--or in Utah in June. I am not going to weigh in here so others can still jump in. But typically this species in encountered in Utah during spring and fall raptor flights--more common in the fall.

Or did I miss this completely?

June 28, 2011 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adult Broad-winged hawk. Breast pattern, dark eye and bold black/white tail pattern

June 30, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

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