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Coopers Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

Description:

Cooper"s Hawk

Habitat:

Wooded habitats from deep forests to leafy subdivisions and backyards.

Notes:

There seem to be several Cooper's Hawks in my neighborhood. Beautiful birds.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Red-Shouldered Hawk (juvenile)
Buteo lineatus


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2 Comments

ChicaMc
ChicaMc 6 years ago

This is a Cooper's Hawk, several different ones in my neighborhood. Thanks for your help.

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Red-shouldered would have more white on the scaps and coverts, plus barring on the secondary feathers. This is an immature Accipiter sp., either Cooper's or Goshawk. Goshawk usually have a heavier-bodied appearance, but the light head is rather suggestive.
From this shot, a confident call is unlikely, sorry. Immature Accipiter sp. is your best bet.

ChicaMc
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Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2014
Submitted on Dec 17, 2012

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