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Common Name:Hawk, Cooper's
Scientific Name:Accipiter cooperii
Area:Salemetowne - Salem, Oregon
Date: December 15, 2013

Cooper's Hawks belong to a small group of hawks called Accipiters, which feed on other birds. Cooper's is the middle sized, the Sharp-Shinned Hawk is the smallest, and the Northern Goshawk is the largest. The top photo is of an immature plumage, the lower is an adult.

Salem, Oregon - - - February 25, 2003

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Western Birds by Farrand