Saturday, December 19

Sharp-shinned Hawk in Caledonia

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Caledonia Wisconsin
Look who is watching me load up the birdfeeder this morning. This Sharp-shinned hung around for about 30 min and took off after checking out the backyard.

The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk described from Hispaniola, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as tiny hawk. The taxonomy is far from resolved, with some authorities considering the southern taxa to represent three separate species: white-breasted hawk (A. chionogaster), plain-breasted hawk (A. ventralis), and rufous-thighed hawk (A. erythronemius).

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