Little blue darter

Accipiter velox

The Little blue darter is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Sharp-shinned Hawk, also called Little Blue Darter, is a beautiful bird that we see in our area from October through May. They are often seen around backyard feeders, not to eat the seeds but rather to dine on the small birds that are present at the feeders. Their diet also consists of small mammals and insects. More

catch and eat the smaller Little Blue Darter ( Diplacodes trivialis ). Several species of damselflies perform exciting mating battles to defend their territory while snatching females from the grass lined edges of the canals and carefully tend to the female while she deposits eggs in soft water plants growing in the canal. There are many other aspects of dragonflies that can be studied beside the obvious adults. I have sieved for larvae in the mud and found delicate excuviae hanging on the grasses lining the tank. More

names, including bird hawk, bullet hawk, little blue darter, pigeon hawk, and sparrow hawk. Bullet hawk seemed the most appropriate alternate name to me after seeing one come out of nowhere and dive into our hedge. Despite the widespread slaughter of raptors during the early 1900's many species made a comeback including sharp-shins, thanks in part to legislation. Sharpies and all other raptors are today protected by federal law. More

Bird Hawk, Bullet Hawk, Chicken Hawk, Little Blue Darter, Pigeon Hawk, Sharp Shinned Hawk, Sharp-Shin, Sharp-Shinned Hawk, Slate-Colored Hawk, Sparrow Hawk Common Names in French: Épervier Brun, Epervier Brun Common Names in German: Eckschwanzsperber Common Names in Japanese: アシボソハイタカ Common Names in Spanish: Gavil�n Pecho Rufo Description - Physical Description More

Order : Falconiformes
Family : Accipitridae
Genus : Accipiter
Species : striatus
Authority : Vieillot, 1807