|Sharp-shinned Hawk Female|
Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks are often confused and not only due to the fact that their adult coloring is virtually identical. The female Sharp-shinned Hawk is almost the same size as the male Cooper's hawk. Both species have red eyes when mature and both have a gray head. To separate the two species look for round eyes, a squared tail and broad chest which are characteristic of the Sharp-shinned hawk.