CLOSED: Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?

Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

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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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

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


Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

Those are stout eh? Thanks tons!

Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

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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Rockport, TX(Zone 9a)

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

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