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Cooper's Hawk (Adult)

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:

Woodland Trail next to a pond

Notes:

If you put out seed for birds in your backyard, there’s a chance you’ll also attract the attention of a Cooper’s Hawk. While catching smaller birds is just doing what comes naturally for a Cooper’s Hawk, many of us would prefer not to share the responsibility for the deaths. If a Cooper’s Hawk takes up residence in your yard, you can take your feeders down for a few days and the hawk will move on.

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Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.30, Long: -83.66

Spotted on Jan 26, 2017
Submitted on Jan 29, 2017

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