1. Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk
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 :

MalesLength: 9-11 Inches (22-28 Centimeters)
Weight: 3-4oz (85-113g)
Wingspan: 20-21 Inches (50-54 Centimeters)
FemalesLength: 11-13 Inches (27-33 Centimeters)
Weight: 5-8oz (141-227g)
Wingspan: 23-26 Inches (58-66 Centimeters)

Behavior :

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.