Walnut Canyon Lakes Raptor Identification
1 Dec 2016, 5:21 PM,
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Walnut Canyon Lakes Raptor Identification
Hello Everyone!
Saw this raptor this afternoon at Walnut Canyon Lakes (Ponds?) in Flagstaff.
Would appreciate help with identification.
I have thought of several possibilities, but none seem quite right.
- White morph Red-tailed Hawk? Does not have black on leading edge of underwing, and pattern on chest and throat does not seem right. Also seemed smaller than I would expect.
- Juvenile Ferruginous? Does not look quite right
- Juvenile Broad-Winged? Face looks too light.
- Juvenile Gray? Not likely here and face not right.
- Other???

Also saw Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawks, Shovelers, Common Mergansers, American Wigeons, Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, Ruddy Ducks, and lots of Mallards and Coots.

Thanks for you help!
Kathryn


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1 Dec 2016, 5:59 PM,
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RE: Walnut Canyon Lakes Raptor Identification
definitely immature Ferruginous. On the perched shot notice the long gape that extends clear back near the eye. In the flight shots you can see the white in the primaries on the upperside of the wing as well as the white in the tail.
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1 Dec 2016, 7:15 PM,
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RE: Walnut Canyon Lakes Raptor Identification
Thank you!
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1 Dec 2016, 7:15 PM,
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RE: Walnut Canyon Lakes Raptor Identification
(1 Dec 2016, 5:59 PM)Canyonbirder Wrote: definitely immature Ferruginous. On the perched shot notice the long gape that extends clear back near the eye. In the flight shots you can see the white in the primaries on the upperside of the wing as well as the white in the tail.

Thank you!
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