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Coopers or Sharp-Shinned?

Posted: Nov 08 1:00 pm
by Icarus
Saw this at Macauley Point. I've been through the field guides and Cooper's/Sharp-Shinned walkthroughs. I would say its a juvenile Cooper's but I just want to make sure.

ImageIMG_2610 by Bruce Albertson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2602 by Bruce Albertson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2597 by Bruce Albertson, on Flickr

Re: Coopers or Sharp-Shinned?

Posted: Nov 08 8:27 pm
by jewill
I’d say it’s a Cooper’s because the tail is long and rounded with thick bands, and the head is quite large in comparison to the body.
A Sharpie would have a shorter, notched tail and a small head when compared to the body.
Nice pictures btw.