|Classification(s) :||Predator, Prey|
|Cat Name :||Hawk|
|Common Name :||Sharp-shinned Hawk|
|Scientific Name :||Accipiter striatus|
|Other Name(s) :|
|Physical Description :||
A small brown and buff hawk with short round wings and a long tail.
|Physical Statistics :||
Males – Length: 9-11 Inches (22-28 Centimeters)
A hawk found in forests and fragmented woodlands.
|Social Organization :||
Solitary; males and females come together during the breeding season.
|Approval Level :||None; Roving kits make for easy food, and are likely targets for these hawks.|
|Kill Difficulty :||Moderate;
While very small, they take inflict serious damage with their sharp beak and talons.
|Training Level :||Specialty - Raptor;
These flying hunters rarely roost low and must be ambushed as they hunt.
|Hunting Tactic :||Small Raptors|
|Food Quality :||High; While not the biggest of the hawks, they yield a fair amount of rich meat.|
|Danger Level :||Low (Kits are vulnerable);
These hawks will take very young cats when given the chance, but are not large enough to take an apprentice or grown cat.