White and green "hawk" in Sun Lakes, AZ?

by Ray
(Sun Lakes, AZ)

We get a lot of Gambel Quails in our yard but today, sitting atop our Gazebo in the yard, was a mid-sized bird that looked like a hawk. It was about 18 to 24 inches in height. Its color was a light to mid-green but the breast had horizontal "speckles" (don't know what else to call them) across its breast that produced "interrupted lines of speckles" that were alternately green and then white. The nearest bird I could identify via the Internet is a Northern Goshawk but its breast has alternating lines of brownish and white speckles.


Would you have a suggestion as what this bird was?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Birdwatchers victoria

    Jun 16, 18 08:17 PM

    Fan tailed medium sized Orange breast black fan tail Size feathers have white speckles. Babies are brown variegated and same size. Ground feeders

    Read More

  2. Carol

    Jun 06, 18 05:34 PM

    A baby bird, appeared on my windows ledge beneath a large cherry blossom tree. I thought he was dead, but after tapping him a few times with a branch,

    Read More

  3. Les

    Jun 03, 18 03:59 PM

    I live in NW I Indiana. A pair of these birds has lived near my pond for a few years. They are dark colored with orange feet. They make loud squawks

    Read More