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Bartlett, IL, United States
Have a few thoughts on what bird this is but wanted other thoughts? What is this bird? Seen on my yard fence in a suburban neighborhood, Bartlett, IL.
I’d say that was a sharp-shinned hawk. They are larger than a coopers hawk but look very similar. They mainly prey on other smaller birds.
I agree with Olivia. It looks like a Sharp-shinned Hawk to me.
Sharp shinned are smaller than Cooper’s hawk and this was a large hawk
Sharpies are quite a bit smaller than Coopers………too bad you didn’t rotate the picture so we could see him right side up. Look at my photos submitted today for a close up of both.
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