Sharp-shinned Hawk

Accipiter striatus
Sharp-shinned Hawk specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and uncommon winter visitor. Migrates through this area from February to May and September to November, in large numbers along ridge tops and coasts. In winter, found in hedgerows and wood margins. The female is larger than the male.

Specimen Information

The bird on the right is an adult; the bird on the left is a juvenile.