A Hell-hawk is a type of creature in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. They are small birds that roam the skies of Mordor in search of prey. Five Hell-hawks must be killed in order to complete a hunting challenge. They will not attack Talion, and can be shot from the sky using the bow.
- Mordor's skies have seen their share of sparrows, finches, eagles, falcons, and crows, but the Hell-hawk is a relative newcomer. They are smaller cousins to the winged Fell-beasts in the eyries of Nan Morlith.
- These carnivorous reptilian creatures fly on leathery wings and use their elongated necks to clear the skies of other flying creatures.
- And, as the Uruks are being bred to ensure dominion over Mordor's land, so are the Hell-hawks being created to ensure the Dark Lord's will is exerted over the skies. The Hell-hawks patrol the air day and night, guarding against spies, keeping a watch against invasion, and seeking out their master's enemies.
- Hell-hawk was one of names for the Fell-beasts in The Lord of the Rings books.