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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9244055

I think this is a very small Cooper's -- tail seems pretty long for one. However, the heavy barring on the lower belly suggests that it might be a Sharp-shinned and it was very small, so just checking. Did not get a good look at or picture of the end of the tail. When it flew off I was distracted by what it was carrying, a baby White-winged Dove.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9244316

Cooper's, juvenile - tear-drop streaking, and stout, not thin ('sharp'), shins

Resin

Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9244621

Those are stout eh? Thanks tons!

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 17, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9244691

I know the thread is closed but here's a comparison of legs...Sharp-shinned on left, Cooper's on right.

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Elphaba

Elphaba
Rockport, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9244945

OldNed, that's a totally cool comparison! Those Sharp-shins look like they'd easily snap in two. Thank you.

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