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Name this Bird

VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
edited July 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
These two just landed outside my backdoor, and I would love to know what species they are.
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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    They look like eagles of some kind. Let me check around.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    I'm guessing either some type of Hawk or Falcon, the only eagles I know of around here are of the Bald variety.

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  • a5ehrena5ehren AtlantaRegistered User regular
    Yeah, whoops.

    Kind of looks like these guys?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_Hawk

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    Where was the picture taken?

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    yeah, could be a female and immature bird. Definitely not a full grown male as the tail isn't red

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    Where was the picture taken?

    my backyard in South Central Wisconsin

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    Probably right about it being a redtail then. I see them all the time in northern Illinois.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    Pretty sure that those are red-tail hawks

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Those are some beautiful birds.

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  • Beren39Beren39 Registered User regular
    I think those are light morph redtails, and judging by the belly and eyes probably both juveniles.

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  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    Those are juvenile red-tailed hawks.

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Yeah red-tailed hawks. They're similarly looking to gold eagles.

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  • mtsmts Registered User regular
    golden eagles are huge though

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  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    Gold eagles are are a lot larger and have dark bellies.

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  • bowenbowen Registered User regular
    Yeah that is the major distinctions between the two. They're both raptors so at least you're in the right ballpark if you get that far.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    The one on the left is Jim, and the other one is Marty.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    The one on the left is Jim, and the other one is Marty.

    Winner winner, chicken(hawk) dinner

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  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    I saw one of these outside my window last week, and all I got was a shitty iphone photo before it flew off. I was sad.

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