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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The prolific and highly regarded bird artist, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, writing in National Geographic, for example, commented that "The whole genus Accipiter, consisting of the [northern] goshawk, Cooper's hawk, and sharp-shinned hawk, are savage, bloodthirsty, and cold-hearted slaughterers, and are responsible in large measure for the anathema that is then portion of all hawks" (Fuertes 1920).
On 21 July 2012 while videotaping the nest of a white male X tan female pair (see Tuttle 2003) adjacent to a beaver pond, a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk was recorded partially depredating a nest, removing one of the three nestlings.
But that won't happen unless I'm invited back to Virginia, or if one flies into my picture window -- or another sharp-shinned hawk has a very bad day.
Blackbirds, Canada geese, a great horned owl in the crown of a cedar tree surrounded by cawing crows, finches, blue herons, kingfishers, scrub and stellar jays, pheasants, chickadees, sleepers, and a sharp-shinned hawk are just a few of the species Farley penciled into his notebook this year.
In addition to the sensitive plant species on the property, her group claims the area is also home to several environmentally sensitive animals, including the ashy rufous-crowned sparrow, the Cooper's hawk, the sharp-shinned hawk and the San Diego desert wood rat.
Ecology of the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) in southern Quebec.
platypterus brunnescens) and Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus venattor), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura), Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (Otus nudipes), Short-eared Owl (Asio flarnmeus), and American Kestrel (Falco sparverius).
Raptors: bald eagle, 1; sharp-shinned hawk, 1; Cooper's hawk, 3; northern goshawk, 1; red-tailed hawk, 47; rough-legged hawk (remarkable), 1; merlin, 1; peregrine falcon, 1.
Clutch size is variable among species of Accipiter; the Bicolored Hawk varied between one and four eggs, while the Sharp-shinned Hawk has 2-3 in the Caribbean, 3-5 in Mexico, and 4-5 in North America (Ferguson-Lees and Christie 2001).
Common predators of parids (Gaddis 1980, Grubb 1998, Roth and Lima 2007), including Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio), Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Cooper's Hawk were considered high-threat predators (Templeton et al.
But there is a nice head shot of a perched Sharp-shinned Hawk that shows the head shape, bill proportions, and lack of contrast between the cap and nape.
Migration incidence and sequence of age and sex classes of the Sharp-shinned Hawk.