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Bird Identification: Falcon or hawk?

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kinard
Wewahitchka, FL

February 26, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9431999

sorry the pic is so bad. At first i thought it was a hawk but the more i look , im starting to lean toward a falcon. What do yall think?

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9432014

American Kestral

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9432320

Ditto to American Kestrel

Resin
mblackbo
Cashton, WI

February 27, 2013
7:20 AM

Post #9433452

Definitely a falcon and it looks like falco sparverius (American Kestrel).
kinard
Wewahitchka, FL

March 28, 2013
7:24 PM

Post #9465411

Sorry but another bird forum has said this is a Merlin. What are your(s) thought on this possibly?
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2013
9:09 AM

Post #9465832

it's not a Merlin, not even close
kinard
Wewahitchka, FL

March 30, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9466614

They lighten the pic.and said . Kestrel would not have solid dark grey back and wing and would have darker more distint moustache marks. And also not that much spotting on sides. There was much debate about this one but after lighten the pic all agreed that it was a Merlin, Maybe the Taiga species or family.
T_MF

June 10, 2013
11:24 AM

Post #9553682

Old post, but agreed that this was a Merlin. Kestrels have two dark mustachial markings (as opposed to this bird's single marking) and are not all dark above (as this bird was).

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2013
1:37 PM

Post #9556537

Tried the lightening the pic trick, and have to agree now with Merlin.

Resin

embarcation

embarcation
telford
United Kingdom

June 29, 2013
6:30 AM

Post #9578392

It also looks like the hobby,yes i know the hobby is European but it looks like one

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