The Canadian Peregrine Foundation

A juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk, a bird often mistaken for a juvenile Peregrine Falcon.  The yellow iris and lack of dark facial markings are two of the key features identifying this as a Sharp-shinned Hawk rather than a Peregrine.

(Photo by Barbara Sydal)

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