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Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperi

Cooper's Hawk
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 17 in. (42 cm)
In flight this species usually has a "flap-flap-sail" technique that takes it quickly through the forest canopy and undergrowth, but occasionally it will get up high in the air and soar. The Cooper's Hawk is mainly a small bird hunter, but reptiles and frogs can tempt it. During the winter this hawk often visits bird feeders in cities and suburbs and dines on the small feathered prey concentrated at the seeds. The nest is a large bulky construction made of twigs and small branches and placed high in the canopy near the trunk of a tree. Males are often only two-thirds the size of the females. The four-digit banding code is COHA.

Aerial
Aerial

Fir forest
Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Urban city
Urban city

Savanna
Savanna

Mesquite bosque
Mesquite bosque

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