Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Kites, Eagles and Hawks (Accipitridae)

Code 4

COHA

Code 6

ACCCOO

ITIS

HEAD

Cooper's Hawk Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Yellow or light orange in yearlings, shifting progressively to darker shades of orange and red with age.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Plain
  • Crown Color: Dark Gray
  • Forehead Color: Dark Gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Cooper's Hawk Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 36-53 cm (14-21 in)
  • Weight: 349 g (12.3 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Rufous or Rust
  • Underparts: White with orange barring.
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Cooper's Hawk Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Rapid wing beats followed by short glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 69-91 cm (27-36 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark bars and white band.
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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