Accurate drawings of various species of hawks. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the bird of prey you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific birds can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist.
The illustrations are also available for stock art illustration.
Besides owls, hawks are by far my favorite birds of prey. It could be because that they are so adaptable, and seeing them alongside highways and soaring over urban areas and cities gives me a thrill - that even in environments completely altered by humans, these impressive predators can still exist and even thrive. I also love hawks because they are able to help control the population of pigeons and other non-native species of birds. One of my earliest drawing was of a Red-Tailed Hawk, and since then I've been able to add several more species. At this time I'm kicking around a few other species of North American hawks to draw (perhaps the Sharp-Shinned Hawk) but I haven't made any decisions. If you have a specific species of hawk you'd like to see here, or would like information about having a custom illustration done please send me an email.
Hawks are typically large, powerful birds of prey. This could mean any members of the Accipiters, but this could also include eagles, kites, harriers, buzzards, and Old World vultures. Strictly speaking, hawks are members of the genera Accipiter, Micronisus, Melierax, Urotriorchis, and Megatriorchis. The term also varied from region to region, for example in North America hawks are members of the genus Buteos (soaring hawks) whereas in Europe they would be considered "buzzards". Buetos are large, robust birds of prey. They use often soar using thermals, searching for prey. The diet of the hawk is varied, and they will feed on small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and even fish and carrion. Hawks are a very successful birds and are widespread throughout the world. They are noted for their adaptability, and can survive in rural, urban areas and in large cities as long as there is enough food to sustain them. Some of the buteos are migratory, although usually only partially and they will often remain in an area for the duration of the winter.