Accipiter – Sparrowhawks

These unique hawks prefer to eat other birds rather than insects or small mammals

The size of different Accipiter hawks fluctuates drastically; for instance, Sharp-shinned Hawk (the smallest species) is about the size of a robin, while Northern Goshawk (the largest species) is about the size of a Red-tailed Hawk.

Some of their characteristic features include short wings and long tails. This morphological adaption makes them efficient and swift in catching food while dodging through the woods. They prey on 540 different types of birds – a reasonably extensive menu!

Female dominance is imminent as they are larger than males. It helps females keep order in their nest, ensuring that males fulfill their duty of providence.