RE: [SWFLBirdline] unknown hawk
Cooper’s Hawk, immature.
Points to note: long tail, with a shorter outer rectrix evident (gives the COHA tail rounding), whitish superciliary, relatively fine dark streaks on whitish breast, relatively bigger head (comparisons to Sharp-shinned Hawk). Similar species to compare and eliminate are Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawk immatures.
Lexington, MA (state being visited currently by TWO ADULT Ivory Gulls, in Gloucester and Plymouth)
In the photo section, under albums, by ginetmat, unknown birds is a pic
of a hawk I cannot identify. Anyone know. This hawk was hunting