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Cooper's Hawk (accipiter cooperi) - Norfolk Botanical Gardens chasing a squirrel at some lakeside bird feeders and Kiptopeke Hawk Observatory seen through a scope sitting on a post preening, October 2013

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Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk.

Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk

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cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico . As in many birds of prey , the male is smaller than the female.

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Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

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