What type of Hawk is this?

by dean mcgaha
(Brevard NC 28712)




This hawk crashed in to our kitchen window this afternoon in Brevard NC 28712. Anyone know what it is?

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Jan 23, 2013
Cooper's or Sharp-shinned NEW
by: Anonymous

Folks, that is an accipiter's tail. This is no Merlin or Kestrel. This is a juvenile Cooper's hawk or Sharp-shinned hawk (juvenile, as indicated by the brown streaked breast).

Feb 27, 2011
Small Bird Killer
by: Rick

I believe this is a Merlin. It has a shorter tail and the bands on the tail are different than the Sharp-shinned. Also the shape of the wing looks like the Merlin's wing.

Feb 18, 2011
Deadly on small birds
by: Anonymous

This is another accipiter. A sharp-shinned hawk.
They are deadly on small birds.

Oct 29, 2010
by: Jill

It looks to be a Kestrel. Poor little guy.:(

Oct 27, 2010
Poor thing!
by: Susan

It could be a Cooper's Hawk.

The grey-blue color makes me think it might be a merlin. It has the strongly barred tail, and is smaller than a falcon.

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