Congratulations to the great and powerful Randall Jimenez for submitting the first correct answer to our April 2019 Quiz Bird.
Randall (from the Pajareros del Sur) correctly identified the Cooper’s Hawk. This medium-sized Accipiter hawk is occasionally seen in San Vito during its migration north.
We also had guesses of Sharp-shinned Hawk. The ‘Sharpie’, though slightly smaller than the Cooper’s, looks very, very similar. The most significant difference between the two species is the rounded tail of the Cooper’s Hawk; the Sharp-shinned has a squared off distal end of the long tail. (see below)
Again, please join me in congratulating Randall Jimenez.
(Cooper’s Hawk tail on L–Sharp-shinned tail on R)