|Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii), northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus), osprey (Pandion haliaetus), merlin (Falco columbarius), Eurasian sparrowhawk
Title: (Articles about birds from National geographic magazine)
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SPARROW HAWK ONLY FOUR MEMBERS OF THE HAWK FAMILY ARE OUR ENEMIES The four hawks whose names are underscored are the ones that give a bad name to the whole hawk family. Of these the Cooper's Hawk is most important because commonest and most widely distributed. The Goshawk, restricted to the Northern wooded region, is terribly destructive to game birds and to poultry. The Sharp-shinned Hawk, an inveterate bird-killer, is too small to molest poultry, except chicks a few days old. The Pigeon Hawk is not important, being quite rare. XVI
Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico.
The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae. It is a widespread species that inhabits many of the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
The sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) is a small hawk described from Hispaniola, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as tiny hawk.
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus)—also called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk—is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. As its other common names suggest, the osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish.
The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere, with numerous subspecies throughout North America and Eurasia.
The Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), also known as the northern sparrowhawk or simply the sparrowhawk, is a small bird of prey in the family Accipitridae.