ssha-coha comparison
      IWRC Raptor ID Series    
           
 
Sharp-shinned Hawk
 
Cooper's Hawk
     
     
               
     
smaller:
shorter length & wingspan
males 82g-125g
females 144g-208g
 
larger:
longer length & wingspan
males 297g-380g
females 460g-588g
               
     
smaller, rounded
shaped head
 
squarer shaped head
               
     
uniform dark gray
crown and nape
 
cap: lighter nape than crown
(juvenile shown)
               
     
yellow supraorbital
ridge skin
 
gray supraorbital
ridge skin
               
     
long thin leg
 
leg thicker
               
     
white terminal band
on tail is narrow


 


white terminal band
on tail is wide
(may be worn off)
               
     
square tail
(some females have
rounded tail)
 
rounded tail
               
            (Source for weights: Johnsgard, 1990)
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