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Julie Thornburg

Beatrice, NE, USA

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This hawk showed up yesterday and caught an injured rabbit feeding on birdseed near our feeders. Wondered if someone could give me a positive identification on it? I’m thinking maybe an immature Coopers Hawk?

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Predatory birds

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Hawk Identification

This hawk showed up yesterday and took an injured rabbit feeding near our bird feeders.

Recent Comments (1)

  • Sheila Chambers says:

    I think what you have is a Red-tailed hawk. They are very variable so they can be difficult to ID. The dark belly feathers is common for all & the red tail isn’t always visible like here but it also has a rather short tail & if it’s big enough to take a rabbit, it’s likely a Red tail.

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