The Sharp-shinned Hawk is rare resident in Cuba found mainly in forested areas. In much of North America it is a migrant which moves south in winter and some of those birds are said to move south through Cuba either to stay or to move on to S America. The ones found in the eastern forests are perhaps more isolated than the birds in the west. They are the smallest hawk in Cuba (and in N America too) and are about the size of a Merlin. They are rarely photographed in Cuba and the above excellent picture was taken by Roberto Jovel on 8 May near Baracoa. Thank you Roberto.
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