The Cooper's Hawk, with its striking red eyes, is a medium-sized hawk that breeds from southern Canada to northern Mexico and winters as far south as Panama. The bird was named after the naturalist William Cooper, one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Numbers of Cooper's Hawks declined in the past from hunting and pesticide poisoning. But since the ban of pesticide DDT in 1972 the Cooper's Hawk has thrived.
Cooper's Hawk Coloring Page
Cooper's Hawks are birds of prey native to the Americas. These birds are fierce hunters who prey upon other birds. Adults have grey upperparts with reddish barring across a light belly. The ... more