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    Now given that the largest accipiter species that lives in North America doesn't live in your area, and the small size of this bird you have two options: the Cooper's hawk and the Sharp-shinned hawk. Cooper's hawk is larger at around 14-18 inches. sharpshinned is about 8-12 "

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    Yea, we stopped to wash the car in globe AZ. While dad was washing I saw this hawk. I was like what is that? Grabbed the camera and walked towards it. I got within 30ft of the bird.
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    Oh this wasn't in my area this was out by phoenix Arizona
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    Another way to tell the Cooper's and sharp-shunned apart is the fact that Cooper's are often broader chested and larger headed than sharpshinned.

    Sorry about the biology textbook I just wrote but I figured I'd post this up in case they ppl see one of these guys and have trouble with ID, these birds are one of the most common unidentifiables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEF.D90 View Post
    Oh this wasn't in my area this was out by phoenix Arizona
    They still overlap territory there and that's way out of the goshawks range

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEF.D90 View Post
    Yea, we stopped to wash the car in globe AZ. While dad was washing I saw this hawk. I was like what is that? Grabbed the camera and walked towards it. I got within 30ft of the bird.
    Accipiters are pretty bold, and very aggressive towards other birds. Often you see hawks being mobbed by crows, but with these the tables are often turned. I once watched a pair of beating Ospreys when suddenly a pair of Cooper's Hawks came from the woods and started dive bombing the Ospreys.

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    I like the hints at ID Josh, good way to help everyone (myself included) learn instead of just "that's X or Y"

    To my eye it looks closer to a juvenile coopers, but the juvi coopers and sharp sinned are so close its hard for me to tell.
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    Size would indicate sharp shinned though. A Cooper's at that stage in development would be adult size already
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