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

Dora:

Dora

Christo:

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...

Christo

See more photos here.

And here.

Previous hawk posts.

4 comments:

  1. Love that top photo and all your photo documentation of the hawks, Goggla. Wonderful work!

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  2. Thanks, Marty!


    It's kind of a dull time right now as we wait for the eggs to hatch. I'm hoping there will be much more excitement to report by mid-month. :)

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  3. You mean, "eggcitement," don't you?

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