Cooper's hawk

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Coo·per's hawk

 (ko͞o′pərz, ko͝op′ərz)
A medium-sized North American hawk (Accipiter cooperii) that has rounded wings and a rusty breast and preys chiefly on small birds and mammals.

[After William Cooper (1797-1864), American ornithologist.]

Cooper's hawk

(Animals) a small North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-grey back and wings and a reddish-brown breast
[C19: named after William Cooper (died 1864), American naturalist]

Coo′per's hawk′

a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a gray back and a rusty breast.
[1820–30, Amer.; after William Cooper (d. 1864), U.S. ornithologist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cooper's hawk - bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flightCooper's hawk - bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Accipiter, genus Accipiter - type genus of the family Accipitridae
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