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Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

Description:

Juvenile cooper's hawk

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11 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

LOL... although it looks like I am a bit slow on the draw, as this was ID'd a year ago.... ooops! HAH!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

I'm going with the Juvenile Cooper's as well....

http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-cooper...

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Beautiful photo, Dave! Project Noah has increased the boundaries of the mission "Raptors of Colorado" to include all of North America, and is now called (drumroll please!) "Raptors of North America".
Please consider adding this and your other raptor spottings (birds of prey) to the following: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...
Thank you!

LanaSutton
LanaSutton 9 years ago

Wow, if that flying hawk really is a red-tailed, that's three giant hawks that patrol this yard, Chattanooga's legal test case for naturlized gardening. That's stupendous!

MitchRay
MitchRay 9 years ago

juvie Cooper's seems like the most likely choice

TampaDave
TampaDave 9 years ago

The image of the hawk in flight, I believe is actually a red-tailed hawk. It has that band around the belly. A red-shouldered hawk has a reddish chest with stripes in a more horizontal pattern. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/569...

LanaSutton
LanaSutton 9 years ago

I've seen three different hawks in my yard, one of them I'm sure is a red-shouldered. I'm not sure about the other:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=87...
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=819...

TampaDave
TampaDave 9 years ago

I couldn't see the tail feathers.

peter
peter 9 years ago

Was there banding on the tail feathers? Looks like a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/552...

TampaDave
TampaDave 9 years ago

I thought the red-shouldered had horizontal stripes.

LanaSutton
LanaSutton 9 years ago

It looks a lot like our red-shouldered hawk

TampaDave
Spotted by
TampaDave

Arizona, USA

Spotted on Dec 24, 2008
Submitted on Apr 8, 2011

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