Gray Hawk  by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
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Gray Hawk

Found in the lower Rio Grande valley of Texas and in southeastern Arizona in riparian Forests, especially with cottonwoods and sycamores, and nearby open areas. It hunts from a low perch for insects and small vertebrates.

Juveniles differ from juvenile Broad-winged hawk in a longer tail, white rump band, and strong face pattern ( a bolder supercilium and dark eye line).

VOICE a drawn-out, high-pitched, descending wheeeeeeee; similar in quality to Red-shoulder Hawk, but call single, not repeated.


  • A group of hawks has many collective nouns, including a “boil”, “knot”, “spiraling”, “stream”, and “tower” of hawks.
  • Like many birds of prey living in deciduous woods, Gray Hawks often line their nests with fresh leafy branches.


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  • RichImage
    RichImageover 3 years ago

    Kimberly, great capture…. what a beauty…

  • Thank you Rich. I was please with this angle!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Nicely captured !
    Love the tail feathers !

  • She is a magnificent creature!! Thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jim Sugrue
    Jim Sugrueover 3 years ago

    WOW Kimberly! Fabulous!

  • Thank you Jim! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 3 years ago

    God, this is beautiful! They really are magnificent creatures. And what an intricately detailed capture, at that.

  • Thank you Jenifer so much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great work and well earned.

  • Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture. I thought the bird looked banded. That must have really been an awesome experience. Instant Fav.

  • It is my “home” away from home. I love that place, I can think there…lol. Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 3 years ago

    superb photo!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Kyle Wolff
    Kyle Wolffover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

    This is a beautiful shot :)


  • I thank you Kyle so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird!

  • Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 3 years ago

    Totally spectacular, what an awesome shot Kimberly. Is a captive bird?

  • Yes Deb. He is one of the raptors in the Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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