This forum is for asking questions and providing answers on bird identification. New and visiting birders are encouraged to ask and participate.
By Jenwebdev
So I met this guy (or gal) out at Reifel this week and can't figure an ID on it.

The closest I can figure is a Peregrine Falcon from the head and tail, but the wing and body patterning isn't Peregrine-ish, and it's darker parts were more brown than blue-black. It's the wrong shape and colouring for a red-tailed hawk, and too big for a kestrel-type.

There's not many raptors that have that white chest splotch, but the patterning is mismatched to anything I can find, so I can't nail it down. Any help would be great, thanks.



By Jenwebdev
Thanks, Matthew.

Those dang morphs. I compared him against every red-tailed shot I have (including one seen the same day, that looked completely different), plus guides on and offline, and he just wouldn't match.

Appreciate the help, cheers.
2020 BC Birding Challenge ...

Here's 3 more for the challenge ..all from the Int[…]

Sold all my Nikon stuff. Still have this for sale[…]

Is this a house sparrow?

Yes, a female. As per your previous post, if you w[…]

One last favourite from 2019

Wow! what an interesting bird!