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02/13/2004 01:14:20 PM · #1
It's a finch who ate too much biscuits 'n gravy!
02/13/2004 01:11:36 PM · #2
Me thinks its a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Cooper's have a longer tail and larger head. Definitely an adult of either of these two species. Van
02/13/2004 12:09:11 PM · #3
Wow I say even with the smaller lens still a great Picture!
02/13/2004 10:39:28 AM · #4
Originally posted by Miah:

this is clearly a large bird. biggus birdus if you need the scientific nomenlature.


No no. Biggus birdus are yellow...

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02/13/2004 10:29:27 AM · #5
Originally posted by soup:

well, there is a fair amount of muscle tissue in the mix too... giving them their bone breaking beak strength, and major wing thrust...


I seem to recall that the heaviest raptor is the Andean Condor that can reach weights of 20 to 30 pounds. They don't get any bigger.
02/13/2004 10:07:13 AM · #6
Missouri Eagles ,Hawks, etc...

Message edited by author 2004-02-13 10:07:27.
02/13/2004 10:04:58 AM · #7
This link is to a news story about hawks in NYC Bryant Park...

chihuahua
02/13/2004 09:57:13 AM · #8
They grow to about 18" tall and the max weight on this particular hawk is probably about 2 pounds, but i'm not completely sure of that. The female is slightly larger than the male, as is the case with most birds.
02/13/2004 09:49:51 AM · #9
well, there is a fair amount of muscle tissue in the mix too... giving them their bone breaking beak strength, and major wing thrust...


02/13/2004 09:40:40 AM · #10
Cooper's Hawk with a broken beak...

You would likely be surprised that your bird weighs about 3 pounds :) The largest of the eagles weigh 5 pounds or less.. they are all large birds but they are all feathers and hollow bones. :)

02/13/2004 02:19:49 AM · #11
It looks like a reverse peacock. Peacockus reversi. lol
02/13/2004 01:45:47 AM · #12
I think I've seen a Cooper's Hawk around here before, but flying only. I think they have longitudinal stripes on the undersides of their wings. I didn't know they were so big though. Very nice photo.
02/13/2004 01:35:38 AM · #13
Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird, WTG pitsaman.
02/13/2004 01:19:52 AM · #14
It is a Coopers Hawk, {Bigus Birdus} of course !
02/13/2004 01:15:17 AM · #15
this is clearly a large bird. biggus birdus if you need the scientific nomenlature.

Message edited by author 2004-02-13 01:15:55.
02/13/2004 01:13:31 AM · #16
hehe... wooo wooo. that's the sound of the police, wooo wooo, that's the sound of the beast! officer officer offerseer offerseer overseer overseer.. overseer from officer.. you need some clarity, check the similarity! (god i love KRS 1)
02/13/2004 01:13:10 AM · #17
Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, Broad-winged, or Red-tailed Hawks; Merlin; Peregrine Falcon seems to hang out in Chicago.

Message edited by author 2004-02-13 01:13:59.
02/13/2004 01:09:00 AM · #18
How about Coopers hawk ?

Coopers hawk

Message edited by author 2004-02-13 01:10:30.
02/13/2004 01:05:24 AM · #19
Originally posted by pitsaman:

It is some kind of hawk and no one will get sick of watching it,I assure you ,LOL

Just warning you to be on the lookout for the Thread Police.
02/13/2004 01:05:04 AM · #20
It might be a Ferruginous Hawk, especially if you're in California... (?)
02/13/2004 12:59:00 AM · #21
Call it a Raptor.
02/13/2004 12:56:02 AM · #22
It is some kind of hawk and no one will get sick of watching it,I assure you ,LOL
02/13/2004 12:55:44 AM · #23
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Oooh ... sorry. Unless you ask something about your exposure or cropping or something, I'm afraid we'll have to move this to the Rant section ....


Why not the Individual Photography Discussion? Any of the Rebel owners have two Rebel bodies one for there wide and one with tele ready at all times?
02/13/2004 12:51:27 AM · #24
Oooh ... sorry. Unless you ask something about your exposure or cropping or something, I'm afraid we'll have to move this to the Rant section ....
02/13/2004 12:49:05 AM · #25
Looks like a Golden Eagle to me, but I'm not so hot at ornithology.
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