Sharp-shinned Hawk

Other Names: sharp-shins, sharpies

Distribution: the Americas from Canada to Argentina, excluding the Amazon basin.

Sharp-shinned Hawk distribution range map

Description:

Size: 25-34 cm in length with a 51-69 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are slate-gray above and pale below, with fine rust-colored barring. Juveniles are brown above with whitish spots, with creamy white coloration below with streaks on the breast and barring on the flanks. The legs and eyes are yellow and the beak is yellow with a black tip.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
eye
plain
wingbands
Sounds
harsh call
harsh song
Location
low perching
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
Forests
Color
gray
green
yellow
rust
Body Shape
hawk
Size
medium
small
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species