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Order: FALCONIFORMES
Species photographed:
 1. barred owl
 2. osprey
 3. red-shouldered hawk
 4. American kestrel
 5. scissor-tailed kite
 6. northern goshawk
 7. turkey vulture
 8. black vulture
 9. crested caracara
barred owl
Barred owl
barred owl, Flamino, Everglades, FL, USA, 2007.
turkey vulture
turkey vulture
turkey vulture, Flamino, Everglades, FL, USA, 2007.
hawk
I saw 3 juvenile accipters that I thought immediately were northern goshawks. I had no doubt because of their size and habitat (8500 ft pine forest). I was sure that these juveniles were not Cooper's Hawks. However, once I looked at my bird book and saw the pictures on the computer, doubt started to enter my mind. These pictures were shown to 4 serious birders who all said that they were goshawks. I get my initial instinct was correct. [northern goshawks, mountains near Cortez, CO, USA.]

turkey vulture

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), Matheson Hammock, Miami, FL, USA

black vulture

Black vulture (Coragyps atratus), Grossman;s Hammock, Everglades, FL, USA
 

crested caracara

Crested caracara (Caracara plancus), south of Lake Placid, FL, USA
 

black vulture brazil
black vulture, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil, 2008.
osprey
osprey with wings out
osprey perched out pond at Flamingo, Everglades, FL, USA, 2007. This osprey was continually calling to two other ospreys: one flying overhead and another in another tree about 1 km away.
american kestrel
American kestrel, Guanica National Forest, Puerto Rico.
osprey

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Anhinga Trail, Everglades, FL, USA.  Not a got photo but all I have been able to get to date.

 

red shouldered hawk
red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), Grossman's Hammock, Everglades, FL, USA.
swallow-tailed kite in Archbold Research area
swallow tailed kite
kites
swallow tailed kite
swallow tailed kite

Swallow-tailed kite (Elanoides forticatus), Highlands County, FL, USA

 




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