The Cooper's Hawk, a nimble and adept hunter of the bird world, makes its home in the dense evergreen and deciduous forests stretching across southern Canada and the United States. Named in 1828 in honor of William Cooper, an American zoologist who was instrumental in the collection of... Read more »
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.
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All cute bird fans grab your crayons, because we've just added three new Birdorable coloring pages! Go to Coloring Pages to download the PDFs. You can visit the meet pages for each bird to check the colors: Green-cheeked Parakeet, Black Swan and Cooper's Hawk. Read more »
Birders know that Cooper's Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks look alike. These two species share many of the same field marks, and can often be found in the same habitat, behaving the same way. However, they don't often appear in the exact same place at the same... Read more »