Length: 14.6-15.3 in (37-39 cm)

Probably the most common hawk in the Catalina Foothills. Adults are steely blue-gray above with warm horizontal reddish bars on the underparts and thick dark bands on the tail. Juveniles are brown above and have vertical brown streaks on the upper breast. Very similar looking to the Sharp-shin Hawk, but the Sharp-shin is smaller. Unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal, but they are not looking for sunflower seeds. The top photo is an adult, the bottom, a juvenile.