Gray Hawk Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Gray Hawks are medium-sized raptors. Like other buteos they have short, broad wings. The tail is fairly long (especially immatures), giving them some resemblance to an accipiter. They appear long-legged when perched. Females are noticeably larger than males.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk; slightly larger than a Cooper's Hawk.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Weight: 13.8-16.6 oz (391-470 g)