Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipter striatus) Nest in the East Gulf Coastal Plain of Alabama

Published in 2002

A recent review (Bildstein and Meyer 2000) and other reports (Shackelford et al. 1996 and references therein) of the Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) suggest that East Gulf Coastal breeding records are rare and breeding biology data from the southeast U.S. are lacking. The breeding area on the range map in Bildstein and Meyer (2000) does not include Texas and Louisiana, and only the extreme northern portions of Alabama and Georgia are included. However, there are recent records of this species in Texas and Louisiana (Shackelford et al. 1996), and we report a very southern record of a nest from Alabama. The nest we report is the southernmost breeding record for Alabama (Imhof 1976).

Author: Jeffrey A. Stratford and James W. Tucker, Jr.
Volume Number: 48 Year Published: 2002
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 10

Link to article: 48 No 1 2002_p10-12.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 48 No 1 2002.pdf