Tussey Mountain Spring Hawkwatch 2009 Quiz 6
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Red-tailed Hawk. Note the red tail and broad wings, with bulging secondaries.
Osprey. Note the long, crooked wings.
Northern Harrier. If you haven't seen a harrier at a hawk watch, identifying one can be challenge.
However, the long wings and tail are characteristic of a harrier. Note the pale body and wings, with
black wingtips, field marks for the male.
Sharp-shinned Hawk. Note the rounded wings of an accipiter without much of a head extending
beyond the wings.
Turkey Vulture. The wings angle up from the body, then level out.
Red-tailed Hawk. The broad wings and squat body indicate buteo, traits accentuated in a red-tail.
Northern Harrier. In a glide, its wings can be pointed like a peregrine's, but the long wings and
tail gives it away. Also a male.
Red-tailed Hawk. You can see the usually characteristic belly band on this bird.
Sharp-shinned Hawk. Going away, its wings look pointed like a kestrel's, but its chunkiness indicates
Northern Harrier, also a male. Did you recognize that #3, 7, and 10 were all the same species?