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spectr17
02-08-2009, 01:55 AM
http://missouriwhitetails.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=79590

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

Marty
02-08-2009, 10:12 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.

jamesmangan
02-19-2009, 04:59 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.