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.]
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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]
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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]
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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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Another raptor that hasn't read the scientific literature about its habitat preferences is the Cooper's hawk. This crow-sized, long-tailed hawk was once thought to require expanses of pristine woodland.
Like a phantom flitting through the contrasting strips of golden light and dark shadows a hunting Cooper's hawk popped into the clearing below and landed on a boxelder limb ten yards below my perch.
Although not all showed symptoms, a wide range of birds contracted the virus--the flamingos, the owl, domestic geese, chickens, a Cooper's hawk, a yellow-billed cuckoo, a sandhill crane, a pigeon, a house sparrow, and so on.
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The maximum persistence was 16 hours with a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) isolate in the organic material treatment, far longer than the 1 hour persistence previously reported.
A more-experienced birder rushed over, got a glimpse of the bird, and said kindly to me, "No, that was a Cooper's hawk." Peregrines were uncommon then; recovery efforts for the species were just getting under way.
A young boy and his father had been watching a local Cooper's hawk pair raise their young when another fledgling was found--this time in a pool of blood on the sidewalk.
Cooper was already owner of the Cooper's Hawk course in Melbourne and hoping just to break even when he attended an auction last year attempting to find a few good buys.
identified 1 matching sequence of 783 bp isolated from a Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) (GenBank accession no.
His service project, completed for the Cascades Raptor Center, involved building an enclosure for a Cooper's hawk. The project required 336 hours and 28 helpers.

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