Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One is not like the other

How do we know if we're looking at Christo or Dora?  It's often hard to tell hawks from one another, but our Tompkins Square pair do look different.

Here, Dora is up in the nest while Christo takes off.  She has a darker head, generally darker browns, is slightly bigger and has more speckling on her chest.  He is a more golden brown, especially his head.

Dora and Christo





I also think her eyes look more round and her wings appear slightly broader.

But he's definitely the more vocal of the two.  Here, Christo soars and screams over Avenue A...


See more photos here.

And here.

Previous hawk posts.