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Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperi
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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.

Female | Robert Shantz


Fir forest

Mesquite bosque

Oak-pine woodland

Riparian / River forest


Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Screeching
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Cooper's Hawk
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 19, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/coopers-hawk

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Cooper's Hawk. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 19, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/coopers-hawk

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Cooper's Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/coopers-hawk

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Cooper's Hawk". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Jul 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/coopers-hawk

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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