Baking: Sharp-Shinned Hawk


Accipiter striatus

Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 15-20 in Weight: 0.5 lbs


Gray back and light front with reddish barring. Compared to Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp-Shinned is smaller (roughly dove sized), has a square-ended tail, and has  small head. In flight, tail is long and wings are rounded.




Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

Sharp-Shinned Hawks are the smallest North American accipiter, a group of hawks distinguished by long tails and short wings, giving them exceptional speed and maneuverability as they dart through forests hunting songbirds.

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