Hawk Facts and Photos
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
The Broad-winged Hawk is small and stocky with rounded wings. It is marked with black and white bands on the tail.
Length: 13.4-17.3 inches
Weight: 9.3-19.8 ounces
Wingspan: 31.9-39.4 inches
Diet: Amphibians, insects, small mammals, and juvenile birds
Migration: Broad-winged Hawks migrate from the eastern U.S. and southern Canada each fall to South America, where they winter in forests. Sometimes juveniles will migrate to south Florida.
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter Striatus)
Physical Description: Small in size with short, rounded wings, a small head and a long tail. Adults are blue-gray with horizontal red-orange bars across the breast. Females are larger than males.
Length: 9.4-13.4 inches
Weight: 3.1-7.7 ounces
Wingspan: 16.9-22.1 inches
Diet: Songbirds such as warblers, sparrows and thrushes, small rodents, such as mice and voles, and sometimes moths and grasshoppers
Migration: Migration for the Sharp-shinned Hawk occurs from late August to late October in New England and this species spends its winters in the southeast U.S. like Florida.
Animal facts courtesy of the BBC.