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Mark Nadler

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Broad-winged Hawk
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:41:03 pm »

Comments welcomed.

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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 07:05:12 am »

What a cutie! Nice shot, Mark.
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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 11:10:28 am »

are you sure it is a broad winged?...
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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 12:41:35 pm »

bobfriedman, I am never sure of anything.  What do you think it is?  I came across what I think is a mating pair in SE Ohio busy nailing rabbits..

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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 01:46:03 pm »

shots in flight might help confirm. some hawks are notoriously difficult to ID with all the colour and pattern morphs.
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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 02:05:46 pm »

bobfriedman, I am never sure of anything.  What do you think it is?  I came across what I think is a mating pair in SE Ohio busy nailing rabbits..

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I would have to see the tail feathers.. but this may be an immature red-tail, hence no red tail feathers. Broad winged hawks have a stripe on the tail and that dark ring around the underside.

images from Cornell U.



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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2022, 10:28:51 am »

bobfriedman, I think you are correct.  It is a juvenile red-winged hawk.  I attached a portrait of the same bird with bits head swiveled.

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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2022, 10:38:26 am »

thought so... also... I should have just posted links to those Cornell images.. sorry
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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2022, 01:04:57 pm »

bobfriedman, if you just look at the varieties of red tailed hawks (some of which do not have obvious red tails) it's pretty easy to get lost in trying to identify them or any other bird.

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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2022, 02:46:02 pm »

bobfriedman, if you just look at the varieties of red tailed hawks (some of which do not have obvious red tails) it's pretty easy to get lost in trying to identify them or any other bird.

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the only red-tails that do not have red tails are immature red tail hawks... it is an adult characteristic. that said, broad wings have close but different features.
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Re: Broad-winged Hawk
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2022, 10:35:03 pm »

Thanks bob.

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