Photo by Carolyn Jamroga
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Here’s the critter’s ID:
The sharp-shinned hawk is a small hawk, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as the tiny hawk. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Accipiter striatus
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Mass: Female: 5.3 – 7.7 oz, Male: 2.9 – 4.1 oz
Wingspan: Female: 1.9 – 2.2 ft., Male: 17 – 23 in.
Length: Female: 11 – 15 in., Male: 9.1 – 12 in.
Lifespan: three years psu.edu
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