Sharp-shinned Hawk

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(Accipiter striatus)

Familiarly known as “Sharpie,” Sharp-shinned Hawk is a small accipiter with a smallish head and a long tail that has a squared-off tip. It feeds mainly on birds, and likes to makes the rounds where bird feeders in the neighborhood are located. It is very similar in all respects to Cooper’s Hawk with which it is often confused, as a female Sharp-shinned can be the same size as a male Cooper’s.

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