Please settle a mild disagreement


On Sunday, October 20th, my daughter took this picture with her cell phone. Her husband says it is some kind of hawk. I say phooey, it's a roadrunner. The prey is a young dove and when my daughter approached, the bird flew off very low to the ground prey in tow. Please help. Sorry about the resolution.

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Mar 21, 2014
Hawk NEW
by: Anonymous

it is definitely not a roadrunner

Feb 02, 2014
RR possibly !
by: Anonymous

Cant see very clearly but profile does look like a young roadrunner. They are meat eaters and do catch small birds, mice ect.

Oct 25, 2013
hawk or roadrunner?
by: Anonymous

Looks like a kestrel falcon to me, possibly sparrowhawk. Are roadrunners birds of prey?

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