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Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Wooded habitats from deep forests to leafy subdivisions and backyards.

Notes:

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
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.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coop...

LilianaCampozano
Spotted by
LilianaCampozano

Florida, USA

Lat: 26.22, Long: -80.20

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

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