Thursday, July 9, 2015

Black Meadowhawk

 These images of the Black Meadowhawk were taken from July through September in previous years. This male Black Meadowhawk is quite easy to identify compared to other species.
 It is small, mostly black with a black face and has four black stigmas. It readily perches and poses for pictures.
 When is a Black Meadowhawk not black? When it is a female.
 There are a number of similar species so it is more challenging to identify the female. Note the absence of a white face. That is a beginning.
 Look for the pale blue stigma as that, too, is a help.
This species is plentiful in the province and will be easy to see for anyone who looks closely.

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