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Cooper's Hawk Guide

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A Cooper's Hawk nabs another bird for lunch. www.flickr.com
Female Wingspan: 29.5–35.4 in Male Wingspan: 24.4–35.4 in Female Weight: 11.6–24 oz Male Weight: 7.8–14.5 oz www.allaboutbirds.org Learn how to identify Cooper's Hawk, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. Among the bird world’s most skillful fliers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).
Tree branches or streetlights are equally familiar to this versatile hawk. www.flickr.com
Look both ways! www.thinglink.com
Yes, the Cooper's Hawk is also known as the "Chicken Hawk" - like this little guy you may remember from Looney Toons, perpetually chasing Foghorn J. Leghorn. www.youtube.com
Cooper's Hawk calling. www.youtube.com