View Full Version : lil help on bird ID

02-08-2009, 02:55 AM

02-08-2009, 03:40 AM
Looks like a falcon to me...Likely a prairie falcon

02-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Aside from size, you need to see the tail and eye feathers. At first glance, I would agree with a prairie falcon based on the narrow banded tail. If larger body size, then maybe a marsh or harris hawk. Would really need better pics.

02-19-2009, 05:59 PM
It's a light colored red-tailed hawk. Prairie falcons are smaller and do not have such a light colored chest. Also, I think the post said the picture was taken in Missouri, and a prarie falcon would not be found in a wooded area like that. They prefer arid desert or wide-open farmland. Nice picture though.