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The Brown Hawk

$ 480.00
John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 31, The Brown Hawk
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 6 ¾” x 10 ½”
Framed dimensions: 12 ¾” x 21”
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Among the bird world's most skillful fliers, the brown hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You're most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).