Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 1
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Turkey Vulture. Note the small head. This bird has ragged-looking flight feathers.
American Crow. Compare the smaller heads on these birds to those of the ravens in #3.
Common Raven. Note the wedge-shaped tail on the right bird and the larger heads.
Canada Geese. Dark-colored and long-necked waterfowl.
Ring-billed Gulls. Traveling in groups with long, flopping-looking wings.
Black Vultures. Note the stubby appearance, particularly their tails.
Red-tailed Hawk (gliding). Note the broad wings and light-colored belly.
Red-tailed Hawk (flying away). You can probably tell that it is a buteo.
Golden Eagle (gliding). Note the big wings and long tail.
Golden Eagle (soaring). The golden head feathers look light. In this view, it could be mistaken for a Bald Eagle. The slight dihedral suggests Golden Eagle.
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