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Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus

Description:

About a foot tall, red eyes, gray back, tan face and chest, red and white striped legs, black tipped beak.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk


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6 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

I would agree with sharp-shinned hawk! Great spotting! I saw a Coop yesterday attempting to snatch a bird out of a tree. By the time I pulled out my camera, he was gone!

TammiElisa
TammiElisa 8 years ago

Ok... Thanks for the help IDing! :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Lovely tail! If it was about 11" long it's a sharp-shinned. If it's closer to 17", it's a Cooper's.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 8 years ago

Definitely! I agree with Ava who suggested sharp-shinned hawk. They look similar to a Cooper's Hawk but are smaller and the tail is flatter, which this one seems to be. Thanks for posting the last picture.

TammiElisa
TammiElisa 8 years ago

Does the photo I just added help? It shows alot more of its tail.

RedTopRanger
RedTopRanger 8 years ago

Without seeing more of the tail feathers I would guess Cooper's Hawk or Sharp-Shinned Hawk.

TammiElisa
Spotted by
TammiElisa

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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