Some dark raptory thing. Oh, joy. And the lighting is not so helpful. Oh, rapture.

While some may be confounded by this photo quiz, others will nail it immediately. One of the benefits of really looking at birds, really studying them, is the little kernels of knowledge that such scrutiny can impart, items that might, down the road, enable certain ID of a bird seen poorly. Despite how well we can see this quiz bird, this is precisely where one or two of those little kernels can come in quite handy.