Information about the Sharp-Shinned Hawk:
The Sharp-Shinned Hawk is the smallest hawk to reside in North America. The males are 9.1 to 12 inches long (23 to 30 cm) with a wingspan of 17 to 23 inches (42 to 58 cm. They generally weigh 2.9–4.1 ounces (82–115 g.) There are four sub species of hawk, all found a widespread area of North America, Central America, South America and the Greater Antilles. The bird can usually be found in woodlands and forests with the presence of conifers and by various types of broad-leaved trees such as oak. They are opportunistic hunters, and will feed upon almost any small animal it finds suitable, such as lizards, rodents, frogs, snakes and large insect. It attacks it's prey by surprise, emerging from cover or flying through dense vegetation. In the 60s and 70s the numbers of these birds declined in most of it's native range - likely due to the use of the pesticide DDT - but in most areas the hawk has rebounded and it's numbers are stable.
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