BIRD OF THE WEEK — COOPER’S HAWK — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

COOPER’S HAWK

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Accipiter cooperii
POPULATION: 800,000
TREND: Increasing
HABITAT: Forests and woodlots

The crow-sized Cooper’s Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail — excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory.

Like so many other species, Cooper’s Hawks are harmed by habitat loss, which may limit suitable breeding habitat.

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