adult in breeding plumage (California, USA; 2007-01-13)

Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperi

Native Range: North America

Notes: relatively large head, long tail, and short rounded wings for maneuverability when pursuing its quarry; preys heavily on songbirds; sometimes soars during the day as well.

breeding adult, dorsal view (California, USA; 2010-03-28)

breeding adult, ventral view (California, USA; 2009-11-20)

breeding adult in flight (California, USA; 2007-10-13)

juvenile, front view (California, USA; 2010-05-02)
juvenile, back view (California, USA; 2009-01-18) juvenile head (California, USA; 2009-07-11)
juvenile soaring (California, USA; 2006-05-20) juvenile in hot pursuit (California, USA; 2009-01-18)
juvenile scouting (California, USA; 2007-08-18) nest (California, USA; 2008-03-27)
posing for a portrait (California, USA; 2007-10-13)