• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

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.

This bird of prey can be found on Boland Ridge and the East Bison Flats trails.


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