Accipiters

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael, CA; MAR 2019

There are 2 major classifications of hawks. Buteos and Accipiters. Buteos are the familiar Red-tailed, Red-shouldered Hawks along with numerous others.The Accipiters are generally smaller, with shorter wings. This makes them more maneuverable; a skill needed because they live in more wooded areas and prefer to eat other birds. I’ve included images of 2 accipiters; the Coopers Hawk and the Sharp-shinned hawk.

Please click on caption to see images at higher resolution.

Cooper’s Hawk, William Pond Park, Sacramento, CA; FEB 2016

These and other images are available for purchase on my website: www.earthwatcher.us or by contacting larry.klink@earthwatcher.us

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s