[Tweeters] Sharp-shinned vs Cooper's Hawk ID

Gene Beall gene.beall at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 20:08:19 PDT 2017

I have the same question as Rosemary Hitchens concerning Sharp-shinned Hawk
vs Cooper's Hawk. Please see the photos I just posted to Flickr:

Can anyone confirm for me whether this is a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper's
Hawk, and what characteristics are you keying on to conclude your ID?

The bird seemed to be 13-14 inches long (head to tip of tail) as best I
could tell which seems to put its size between that of a Sharp-shinned Hawk
and a Cooper's Hawk. My wife took the photos this afternoon with her iPhone
through our front door window.

Thank you!

Gene Beall

Sammamish, WA

Gene.beall at gmail.com

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