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Old 07-11-2008, 08:21 PM
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Default What is this bird?

I always feel a little "special" when I can't recognize a fairly common (I'm assuming) bird. I was looking at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Center's calendar birds and was stumped as to what this bird is.

Just wanted to know for sure what this was before I made a stupid assumption and made a fool out of myself.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:36 PM
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Ferruginous Buzzard (Hawk in US) Buteo regalis
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: What is this bird?

That did pass through my mind, but I didn't think their head and breast were so light. It's a gorgeous bird though whatever it is.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:49 PM
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that did pass through my mind, but I didn't think their head and breast were so light. It's a gorgeous bird though whatever it is.
There is a dark morph too - but thats much darker. They are beautiful aren't they?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:45 PM
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Gorgeous! I'm guessing this is one as well?



I'm thinking I'ma have to hunt with one of those someday. They don't appear to have that big of feet however?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:49 PM
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Thats another one!

They don't have big feet - but they are incredibly powerful. They are under rated over here - maybe they get better press your side of the pond.

If you have some open country - they are certainly worth considering.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:50 PM
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Certainly looks like it. i saw a wild one in North America a coupple of years ago on the side of the road, its something special seeing any bird in the wild. Even though i trained them and seen plenty of captive ones it is the wild one that stayed in my heart.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:00 PM
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Those red edged black feathers are gorgeous...I can't get over it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:29 PM
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Next one...but I actually Know the answer to this....

What is this bird!



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Old 07-11-2008, 10:32 PM
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Wild stab in the dark - albino Swainsons Hawk?
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