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Juvenile Gray Hawk
27-NOV-2010 Adam Wood

Juvenile Gray Hawk

Old Military Road, Hidalgo County, Tx.

Nikon D5000
1/2000s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Guest 30-Nov-2010 04:24
Oscar et al - I just looked at some images of flying immie BWs, and they all show a distinct dark terminal band on the tail, with two much thinner but also distinct bands above that. This bird does not have anything close to that. Wheeler also calls the dark post-ocular line diagnostic for Gray Hawk. The immie BW images do not show that feature.
Oscar Carmona 29-Nov-2010 20:58
There is quite a bit of contract usually in an imm. Gray Hawk's face. The supercilium clashes with the large amount of white in the face. This bird seems to lack that contrast. You may have an imm. Broad-winged Hawk. Do you have any other pics of the bird?
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