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 Post subject: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?
PostPosted: Apr 01 10:41 am 
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Photo taken Oct. 10 QE Park.

I have moved this bird from Cooper's to Sharp-shinned and back about three times. Can somebody set me straight? I presently have it in my Cooper's bin.

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Hawk by brian avent, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?
PostPosted: Apr 01 12:14 pm 
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Yes I would agree Coopers.They have a dark cap like this bird and eye looks closer to beak than centre of head like a sharpie.Also tail Looks rounded.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?
PostPosted: Apr 01 9:30 pm 
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I agree with Cooper's. The pale nape is pretty important.

Nice picture!

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?
PostPosted: Apr 01 11:07 pm 
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I would go with a northern flicker.... oh wait, which bird are we talking about? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?
PostPosted: Apr 02 4:07 pm 
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Thanks for the advice.

I go with a Red-shafted Flicker.

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