Coopers Hawk

These hawks belonging to the Accipiter family are agile in their flight, you will find them weaving in and out of trees with ease.

The diet for Cooper’s hawks is primarily medium sized birds such as mourning doves, rock pigeons, robins, jays, along with several other species

Although they are agile flyers, a study of 300 birds found that approximately 23 percent were found to have healed fractures likely from crashing into trees.

Cooper's hawks are a smaller hawk species and are oftentimes overlooked because of their size. Although they are typically found in forested areas, they have been found in cities due to the pigeon or dove populations thriving there. They are vicious predators, squeezing their prey with their sharp talons repeatedly.