[Mnbird] Help with Hawk ID

Betsy Kerr bjkerr at umn.edu
Wed Mar 13 16:43:19 CDT 2019


For those wondering what responses I received to my query, I'm afraid there
is no clear consensus due to the lack of adequate descriptive details.
However, suggestions include Red-Tailed Hawk and Swainson's Hawk.  I lean
toward Swainson's, but maybe it's wishful thinking. :-)

Betsy Kerr
Golden Valley, MN

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> I'm not good at raptor IDs, and I'm really puzzled by a pair of hawks that
> briefly visited our neighborhood this morning (Golden Valley, just north of
> Wirth Park).  Unfortunately, I did not have my binocs.  They were buteos,
> and the larger one was about the size of a Red-Tailed, but absolutely no
> red in the tail feathers. I had a pretty clear though brief view of the
> underside.  Sorry I can't provide all the details, but it was some pattern
> of black and white, but not mottled like immature Bald Eagles. The most
> remarkable feature was a very clear, fairly wide band, solid and very dark,
> maybe somewhat rusty, that I would call a collar, at the top of the
> neck/start of the breast.  It was clearly bordered by white on both sides.
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> I don't see anything in Sibley that looks like this.  Any ideas?  Again,
> sorry for the lack of some details.
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> Betsy Kerr
> Golden Valley, MN
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