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Tower Lakes, IL, United States
This bird was in my neighbor’s backyard. We believe this is a Cooper’s Hawk or Goshawk, but the large dapples on chest and back raise questions. Is this a juvenile?
Yes it looks like a Juvenile, and if it was around crow-sized then it’s a Coopers hawk. Probably not a Goshawk because Coopers usually hunt birds at feeders while Goshawks usually do not.
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