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Cooper's Hawk - adult

Accipiter cooperii

Notes:

This small hawk was hiding out in a pine tree at Dos Lagos Park. I could tell that it was a Cooper's Hawk because of its gradually shorter inner tail feathers. If they were all at the same length, it would probably be a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Cooper's Hawks are also bulkier and have thicker tarsi. Juveniles have white breasts with brown streaking whereas adults have an orangeish color to their barred breasts.

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2 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Thanks! They are a North American species. You should visit Arizona if you haven't already, it's an amazing place!

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

Nice spotting Joshua. i have never seen one. Thanks for sharing it.

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Spotted on Nov 19, 2015
Submitted on Nov 20, 2015

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