Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

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Adult Cooper's hawk on saguaro cactus
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Cooper’s hawks dive through woodland vegetation in order to catch smaller birds to eat.
  • Male Cooper’s hawks are responsible for nest building and providing nearly all of the food for the female and young when breeding.
  • The clutch size for Cooper’s hawk is between 2 and 6 bluish-white eggs.
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Cooper's hawk fact file

Cooper's hawk description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderFalconiformes
FamilyAccipitridae
GenusAccipiter (1)

Information on Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Cooper's hawk status

Cooper's hawk is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (January, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (January, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org
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Adult Cooper's hawk on saguaro cactus  
Adult Cooper's hawk on saguaro cactus

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