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Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

Breeds mostly in conifer forests, with few records from open farmlands or urbanized areas. Found sparsely throughout in appropriate habitat on both sides of Cascades, but nesting pairs easily overlooked due to their secretive nature. True breeding distribution perhaps obscured by records of migrants, which may occur as late as end of May and as early as beginning of August. Identification confusion with Cooper's Hawk may also be a factor is some cases.