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Latest Sharp-shinned Hawk Stories

2008-10-14 03:00:19

By Mcgonigle, John KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Va. - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For decades, the woodlands, streams and lakes of northern Pennsylvania, New York's Adirondacks and Maine have shaped the form of natural beauty sought by this fair-skinned Celt. The shadows of the forests provide a softening for the senses, an innate quietness, calming to four-legged residents and two-legged visitors alike. More recent explorations to southern climes in the Sandhill region of North...

2008-10-13 06:00:27

By John Mcgonigle KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Va. - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For decades, the woodlands, streams and lakes of northern Pennsylvania, New York's Adirondacks and Maine have shaped the form of natural beauty sought by this fair-skinned Celt. The shadows of the forests provide a softening for the senses, an innate quietness, calming to four-legged residents and two-legged visitors alike. More recent explorations to southern climes in the Sandhill region of North...

2008-04-26 10:15:57

A hawk was found dead along a California highway with the claw of a songbird protruding from its chest. It's not clear, however, if the partially digested meal, one claw somehow managing to get back out from a terribly wrong location, had anything to do with the hawk's death. On the evening of Sunday, March 30, Julia Di Sieno of the Animal Rescue Team in California noticed the dead sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) while driving a sick night heron to the Solvang Veterinary...


Latest Sharp-shinned Hawk Reference Libraries

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2012-04-02 18:20:18

The Grey Hawk, (Buteo nitidus), also known as the Grey-lined Hawk, is a species of bird of prey of the Accipitridae family of eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is sometimes placed in the genus Asturina as Asturina nitida. It is found in open country and forest edges in the southwestern United States and Mexico south to Bolivia, Brazil and central Argentina. It is also fairly common on Trinidad, and it has been observed recently on Tobago. The Grey Hawk is 18 to 24 inches in...

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2006-03-01 13:17:44

The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a large hawk found from western Alaska and northern Canada to Panama and the West Indies. It is one of two species commonly known as the Chickenhawk in the United States. Birds of this species have a dark mark along the leading edge of the underwing, located between the body and the thin fold of skin between its wing and shoulder. Most but not all color variations have a dark band across the belly. In most, the adults' tails are rusty red above,...

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2006-02-28 20:41:51

The Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk found in forested areas across southern Canada, the United States and northern Mexico. They are permanent residents in most of the United States, however northern birds migrate to the southern U.S. and Mexico in winter. As with other birds of prey, females of this species are larger than males. Adults have short broad wings and a long round-ended tail with dark bands. They have a dark cap, blue-grey upperparts and white...

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2006-02-28 20:23:40

The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. New nests are built in trees each year. Clutches contain anywhere from three to seven eggs. This bird is a small raptor (26-30cm) with short broad wings and a long tail, both adaptations to fast maneuvering. The normal flight of this species is a characteristic "flap - flap - glide". The adult Shikra has pale grey upperparts,...

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2005-06-02 08:41:35

The Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk found in forested areas throughout most of North America and parts of Central America, although they are more common in the boreal forest. Their nest is built of sticks in a large conifer or dense group of deciduous trees. Adults have short broad wings and a long square-ended tail with dark bands. They have a dark cap, blue-grey upperparts and white underparts with red bars. They have red eyes and yellow legs. Adult females are...

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