On October 20, 2018, I got a photo of a very strange-looking Red-tailed Hawk. I thought immediately after looking at the features of the bird that it was an Eastern Red-tailed Hawk. After about two months of discussion with raptor experts, Jerry Ligouri and Brian Sullivan, it was determined that my hawk was a probable intergrade Western (calurus) x Eastern (borealis) Red-tailed Hawk. That’s part of the reason I haven’t submitted it to iNat yet. So here’s my question. Can I flag the Red-tailed Hawk so a curator can add the taxon for the intergrade or since it’s ‘probable’, it’s not scientific accurate or whatever?
Link to my sighting on the Macaulay Library (other photos if you scroll down) – https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/119765151#_ga=2.2476594.388266957.1565842111-1175263981.1555651889