The Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter straitus) lives in winter from South Canada to Panama, and breeds in North America. It is found in scrubby second growth, hedgerows, agricultural land with scattered trees, coffee plantations, and sometimes in suburban areas. Its size is of 20 cm (11 inches) in height and 105 g in weight.
Adults are above dark gray, with white throat, and streaked with black. Underparts are barred with pale reddish-brown and white. Its tail is gray. This bird eats birds and small mammals.