Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Coopers hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Location: In white pine, ambushing birds at feeder - photo is taken thru kitchen window
A medium-sized hawk of the forest, the Cooper's Hawk specializes in eating birds. It is built for fast flight through the obstacle course of trees and limbs.
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Genus: Accipiter (hawks, goshawks and sparrowhawks)
Family: ACCIPITRIDAE (hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures)
Order: Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)