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Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Polytypic: 10 subspecies
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The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a well known small hawk of forested habitats. It is widespread across North America, and also continues south to northern Argentina, primarily in mountainous regions and in eastern South America. The northernmost subspecies is highly migratory, and the populations breeding in southern South America also may be migratory. This small Accipiter hunts primarily for birds.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/shshaw