This sharp shinned hawk banded in August at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum’s environmental research center, was born just this summer. When it matures into an adult its chest will become red and its back grey.
(Photo courtesy Powdermill’s Instagram)
Powdermill Nature Reserve’s avian research center is part of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s biological research station in Rector, Pennsylvania. The research center operates a bird banding station, conducts bioacoustical research, and performs flight tunnel analysis with the goal of reducing window collisions.