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Author Topic: Ferruginous Hawk  (Read 2022 times)

Offline Suka

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Ferruginous Hawk
« on: February 25, 2016, 07:59:04 PM »
Damn, hoping I spelled this bird correctly.  Hope I also got the correct ID on the bird.  Only the second time got shots of this raptor.

5R6A7337.jpg by MinnNaz, on Flickr

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Offline Doodle

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Re: Ferruginous Hawk
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 06:50:51 AM »
Excellent shots Suka.
I definitely have to defer to Dan (Ocho) on these. My Stokes guide wasn't conclusive for me.
That dark head but lighter body and mixed colors of wings kind of suggest a juvie becoming an adult...but if what, I can't say.
Ocho, what say you?
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

Offline Ochotona

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Re: Ferruginous Hawk
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 12:31:43 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's a ferruginous.  One thing I look for is the thigh (drumstick!), it seems to really stand out from the body in ferruginous hawks.  Under the wings looks right, and the pointy wing tips are right too.