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
brasiliensis (Baker, 1962; Wilkins, 1989, Byre, 1990; Hoetker and Gobalet, 1999): Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's hawk); Accipiter striatus (sharp-shinned hawk); Athene cumcularia (burrowing owl); Bubo virginianus (great horned owl); Buteo jamaicensis (red-tailed hawk); Buteo siuainsoni (Swainson's hawk); Circus cyaneus (northern harrier); F.
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.
lineatus) 2 < 1.0 0.2 (Accipiter striatus) Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 < 1.0 0.1 Short-eared Owl (Asio f ammeus) 1 < 1.0 0.1 Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 1 < 1.0 0.1 Total abundance (Linear Density): 38.0/ 100 km TABLE 2 Percent of total raptor individuals observed in each of the 10 habitat categories on the Wilds.
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.
Some bird-feeding species--such as the sharp-shinned hawk (A.
Raptors remained unprotected in the state until 1937, when all species of diurnal birds of prey, except for three accipiters (sharp-shinned hawk, Accipiter striatus; Cooper's hawk, A.
Vocalization recordings of sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus), northern goshawk (A.