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Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii


A medium-sized hawk with the classic accipiter shape: broad, rounded wings and a very long tail. In Cooper’s Hawks, the head often appears large, the shoulders broad, and the tail rounded.


Wooded habitats from deep forests to leafy subdivisions and backyards.


You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wing beats followed by a glide.

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1 Comment

LilianaCampozano 3 years ago

Thank you Doren B for helping me ID Coper's Hawk-Accipiter cooperii

Doren B
Doren B 3 years ago

Probably a Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii.

Spotted by

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.22, Long: -80.20

Spotted on Apr 23, 2016
Submitted on Apr 24, 2016

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