Coopers Hawk

Other Names: none

Distribution: throughout the United States and Mexico; northern populations migrate south in winter.

Coopers Hawk distribution range map

Description:

Size: 37-39 cm in length with a 70-85 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults are slate-gray above with a dark cap and a finely rust-barred underside. Juveniles are brown above and whitish below with fine streaks on the breast. The legs are yellow, the beak is black, and the eyes are bright red.

Species image
Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk

Bill Shape
hooked
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yucatan
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
plain
wingbands
Sounds
screeching
harsh call
melodious
Location
low perching
south in summer
Habitat
aerial
fir forest
mesquitebosque
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
savanna
Forests
Urban
Color
brown
gray
green
yellow
rust
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
small
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
kites, eagles and hawks - accipitridae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species