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Coopers Hawk ~ Accipiter by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken at Reid Park Tucson,AZ 2010

Cooper’s Hawk preys on small birds, often making swift surprise attacks at bird feeders. Because of the similar bold raids on domestic poultry , this species was once shot as a “chicken hawk” and a bounty was paid for it; this practice was ended in the mid-20th century.

Coopers is a very common sight in autumn migration, as well as in deciduous and mixed woodlands.

Identification Pale nape fives capped look, heavier legs and longer tail than Sharp-shinned Hawk

VOICE A nasal kih, much lower-pitched than Sharp-shinned Hawk, usually given in long, staccato, chattering series.

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 5 years ago

    Great Shot Kimberly

  • Thank you Michael~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Judy Grant
    Judy Grantalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!!

  • Thank you Judy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertalmost 5 years ago

    Splendid capture!

  • Many thanks Bonnie!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot of a Cooper’s, Kimberly.

  • Thank you so very much David!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    He’s a beaut, Kimberly – lovely shot! I’m glad I’m not a small bird…… ;o)

  • Thanks Krys ~ I would agree. Truth is that these guys are the size of a crow. Small compared to a retailed or ferruginous lol!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Major good work here. Beautiful catch of the bird, with the perfect blue complement!

  • I thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Carol2
    Carol2almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, detail, clarity and colors, Kimberly!! Thank you so much my dear!!!!

  • Thank you Carol ~ I appreciate your visit and your comments!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture. Beautiful bird…..Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you very much Tom~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Marvin~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Rstrick2
    Rstrick2almost 5 years ago

    This is a Super great capture. We have some Red shouldered here . Great work.

  • I would love to see one of those! Thank you, I was thrilled to see him so close and be able to get off a few shots of him!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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