Sharp-Shinned Hawk – 11/20/07

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 11/20/07

Observation Time: 9:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Parkway

Common Name: Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Scientific Name: Accipiter striatus

Comments: Male is much smaller than the female. The female is about the size and appearance of a Cooper’s hawk. This web page is helpful for distinguishing between these two species of hawks:

More Information: Cornell Lab of Ornithology “All About Birds”