A full-bodied raptor with very broad wings, wide tail, heavy, hooked bill, and thick, long legs with large talons. The broad wings create a shape in flight that is distinctive among U.S. raptors.
Larger than a Red-shouldered Hawk, slightly smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk.between crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 16.9-22.1 in (43-56 cm)
- Weight: 27.9 oz (790 g)
- Wingspan: 46.1 in (117 cm)