Red-tailed Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 55 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Buteo
Species: Jamaicensis
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Updated April 11 2016
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Accipiter
Juveniles have yellow eyes, adult's eyes are reddish -
juvenile Cooper's Hawk has finer streaking on breast
with a white belly while the juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk
has bolder streaking on breast and belly
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Cooper's Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 44 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Accipiter
Species: Cooperii
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Updated January 4 2017
Red-tailed Hawk (1st year) - approx. 55 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Buteo
Species: Jamaicensis
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Updated April 11 2016
Northern Harrier (female or  juvenile) - approx. 55 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Circus
Species: Cyaneus
6 species
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Osprey (sexes similar) - approx. 60 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Pandion
Species: Haliaetus
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Updated November 14 2012
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Bald Eagle (sexes similar) - length 75 to 110 cm -
wingspan to 2.5 m
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Haliaeetus
Species: Leucocephalus
Sharp-shinned (left) and Cooper's Hawk tail comparison
Juveniles are similar to the adult female but more reddish
brown with cinnamon breast and dark eyes (adults have
yellow eyes) - also known as Marsh Hawk
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Accipiter
Species: Cooperii
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Species: Cooperii
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Updated January 4 2017
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Juveniles have yellow eyes, adult's eyes are red or orange -
Sharp-shinned Hawk is generally smaller than the
Cooper's Hawk although the female is larger than the male
and can be similar in size to a small Cooper's - the
Sharp-shinned Hawk's tail is square-ended while the
Cooper's is round-ended with a broader white band at the
tip
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Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Accipiter
Juveniles have yellow eyes, adult's eyes are reddish -
juvenile Cooper's Hawk has finer streaking on breast
with a white belly while the juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk
has bolder streaking on breast and belly
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Species: Cooperii
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Updated January 4 2017
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Sharp-shinned Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 35 cm
Order: Falconiformes (Raptors)
Family: Accipitridae (Hawks & Eagles)
Genus: Accipiter
Species: Striatus
Juveniles have yellow eyes, adult's eyes are reddish -
Sharp-shinned Hawk is generally smaller than the
Cooper's Hawk although the female is larger than the
male and can be similar in size to a small Cooper's - the
Sharp-shinned Hawk's tail is square-ended while the
Cooper's is round-ended with a broader white band at
the tip
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrates)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Juveniles have yellow eyes, adult's eyes are reddish -
juvenile Cooper's Hawk has finer streaking on breast
with a white belly while the juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk
has bolder streaking on breast and belly
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Updated January 4 2017
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Updated February 10 2012
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Juvenile has black bands on tail
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - November 2007
Red-tailed Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 55 cm - High Park - January 2015
Red-tailed Hawk (1st year) - approx. 55 cm - Lower Don Valley (Brickworks) - April 2010
Sharp-shinned (left) and Cooper's Hawk tail comparison
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm - Toronto Islands - October 2011
Sharp-shinned Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 35 cm - West Don Valley (E.T. Seton Park)  - April 2009
Cooper's Hawk (juvenile) - approx. 40 cm - Rennie Park - Juy 2010
Cooper's Hawk (sexes similar) - approx. 44 cm - Mississauga Gardens - February 2009
Northern Harrier (female or juvenile) - approx. 55 cm - Ajax Waterfront Lakeside Park - September 2007
Osprey (sexes similar) - approx. 60 cm - Oakbank Pond Park (Richmond Hill) - September 2012
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Updated December 24 2016
Bald Eagle (sexes similar) - length 75 to 110 cm - wingspan to 2.5 m - Humber Bay Park - December 2016