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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Is this a juvenile Peregrine falcon? Thanks!

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St Louis, MO

March 1, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9025821

He/she has been dining on the birds that come to my bird feeder, usually in the morning when I go to work. I live in St. Louis city near St. Alexis Hospital where there is a confirmed Peregrine falcon.

If he/she is not a Peregrine falcon, can you identify him/her?

I'm sorry for the terrible pictures, I took them with my phone.


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Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9026229

It looks like it could be a Cooper's Hawk.


United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9026292

Agree with Cooper's, or if not that, then Sharp-shinned; definitely an Accipiter hawk, not a falcon.

St Louis, MO

March 20, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9050425

Thanks. The more I see him/her, I agree it is a Coopers Hawk.

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