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April 2018

Vol. 46, No. 2

At a Glance: February 2018 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


David M. Larson

The mystery bird de jour has all the features of a raptor, most notably its stout, prominently hooked beak and the long talons visible on at least two of its toes. Before proceeding further in this analysis, readers are reminded that the identification of perched raptors can often be surprisingly challenging.

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