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Coopers Hawk

accipiter cooperii


This hawk has been preying on doves in our yard. He swoops down and grabs them up. It is pretty scary to see, but he is a majestic bird!


Suburb- backyard


We have seen him several times now... usually notice him when the birds all of a sudden stop singing.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Cooper's Hawk (immature)
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nursejurs 8 years ago

I don't have a picture of the legs, but we think it was about 1 1/2 - 2 feet tall...

Liam 8 years ago

It's an Accipiter genus hawk, either Cooper's or Sharp-shinned (leaning Cooper's based of GISS, but the thicker streaking on the chest may suggest Sharp-shinned).
I don't suppose you have any shots where we can see the legs?
How large would you say it was?

XXD17 8 years ago

Broad-winged hawk

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Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago


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Glen Marks 8 years ago

nice spotting!

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Bartlett, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 1, 2013

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