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Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) User: Chris  (See all photos - 1451)
Canada (British Columbia) Help! After a long search through many images and discussions on the internet, I've come to the conclusion this is a Cooper's Hawk. However I've read lots of information that seems to contradict that conclusion. The main reason I think this is a Cooper's Hawk and not a Goshawk: the relatively thinner tail. The white superciliary line, heavy streaking down to the legs, large size seemed to indicate Goshawk at first, but when looking at the only Goshawk photo I've uploaded on Birdviewing, this bird seems different. There is a lot of variability in the images on the internet.
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Date: January 21, 2018
Details: Immature
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Help! After a long search through many images and discussions on the internet, I've come to the conclusion this is a Cooper's Hawk. However I've read lots of information that seems to contradict that conclusion. The main reason I think this is a Cooper's Hawk and not a Goshawk: the relatively thinner tail. The white superciliary line, heavy streaking down to the legs, large size seemed to indicate Goshawk at first, but when looking at the only Goshawk photo I've uploaded on Birdviewing, this bird seems different. There is a lot of variability in the images on the internet.
· Date: January 22, 2018 · Views: 256
· Dimensions: 1600 x 1200 ·
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Brian Morin
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Registered: June 2013
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January 23, 2018 16:10

Your Cooper's designation is the one to go with. Goshawk doesn't work with this one. Nice clear image.
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