Birds - Sharp-shinned Hawk
Adult sharp-shinned hawks (Accipiter striatus) have short broad wings and a long square-ended tail with dark bands. They have a dark cap, blue-grey upper parts and white under parts with red bars. Mature birds have dark red eyes and yellow legs. Adult females are slightly larger.
The length of the hawk is 10-14 inches and has a wing span of 20-28 inches.
Did You Know?
Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...