Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

ML179338301



eBird Checklist S60128274
Upper Los Alamos Canyon
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.8791, -106.3344 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Large teardrop-shaped spots indicates a juvenile. Large, flattish head and strong head projection as it flew away eliminates Sharp-shinned Hawk. Heaviness of streaking, extending all the way to the crissum, favors Goshawk over Cooper's Hawk. Streaking and light eye indicates a juvenile. Full resolution image.

Observation details

Large somewhat clumsy accipiter (as it took off). Heavy streaking on the breast, thin light and dark bands on the spread tail. Light colored eye and chest streaking indicates a juvenile. Brownish streaking and slightly buffy underneath consistent with juvenile Goshawk, but not definitive. Located in forested mountain habitat.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM +1.4x III
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
560 mm
Shutter speed
1/1250 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
728KB
Dimensions
1035 x 690

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