sharp-shinned hawk


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sharp-shinned hawk

 (shärp′shĭnd′)
n.
A small hawk (Accipiter striatus) of North and Central America that has short rounded wings and a rusty breast and preys on other birds.
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Q: After hearing a loud thud, I went out to our porch and found a sharp-shinned hawk had flown into our window.
So it is that now when I see a sharp-shinned hawk sliding sideways through oak branches at supersonic speed in pursuit of a flitter of waxwings, my brother Kevin sees that, too, even though the prevailing theory is that he is dead.
This morning outside my kitchen window a sharp-shinned hawk tore apart
elegans in our study system (see Table 2): Brewer's blackbird, raven, common crow, sharp-shinned hawk, harrier or rough-legged hawk, and sandhill crane.
In later years, I learned that "chicken hawk" is a colloquialism that describes several species of hawks, including the red-tailed hawk, Cooper's hawk, and the sharp-shinned hawk.
The enormous golden eagle will be on permanent loan to the Cascades Raptor Center, while the smaller birds - the sharp-shinned hawk, the merlin and the Northern goshawk among them - will go to the West Eugene Wetlands office.
At the bird blind, visitors may hear a goldfinch's call or spy a sharp-shinned hawk cruising through the woods.
We treat the Central American form of the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus chionogaster) separated from the North American form (Accipiter striatus striatus).
Some bird-feeding species--such as the sharp-shinned hawk (A.
Four of these are Cooper's hawk, the sharp-shinned hawk, pigeon hawk [or merlin, Falco columbarius] and duck hawk [or peregrine falcon, F.
Vocalization recordings of sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus), northern goshawk (A.