Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter copperii

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter copperii

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk

Daniel Fitzgerald

Daniel Fitzgerald

Found in wooded areas interspersed with open country.


This medium-sized Accipiter has rounded wings and a long, narrow tail - usually rounded at the tip. Females are larger than males. 


Nest is built of sticks and twigs, and lined with strips of tree bark; it is placed up to 60 feet above the ground in a tree. Feeds on birds, mammals, and reptiles; insects, amphibians, and fish may also be eaten. 

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