Don’t adjust your computer monitor! This Harris’s Hawk is in a nose dive. Lora Render took the photo with a Canon 7d and 100-400mm lens at Choke Canyon State Park, between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, in Texas. Look at the wing pattern: mostly blackish but with reddish brown wing coverts on upperside and underside.
The August 2016 issue of BirdWatching containing Kenn Kaufman’s column on identifying Harris’s Hawk will go on sale at Barnes & Noble and on other newsstands July 5.
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