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Jim Dehnert Coopers Hawks, Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

Jim Dehnert Coopers Hawks, Accipiter cooperii; Palo Alto, California

Members of the genus Accipiter are small and medium-sized hawks, often called Sparrow-hawks or Goshawks. Description from avibirds.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Members of the genus Accipiter are small and medium-sized hawks, often called Sparrow-hawks or Goshawks. Description from avibirds.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Sharp-shinned (Accipiter striatus) and Cooper’s (Accipiter cooperii) hawks commonly prey on feeder birds, and they are frequently reported by FeederWatchers. Despite their common occurrence, these hawks present a significant identification problem for many beginning and intermediate (and even more advanced!) birders. There is great variation in plumage and in size for these two species. Therefore, […]

Sharp-shinned (Accipiter striatus) and Cooper’s (Accipiter cooperii) hawks commonly prey on feeder birds, and they are frequently reported by FeederWatchers. Despite their common occurrence, these hawks present a significant identification problem for many beginning and intermediate (and even more advanced!) birders. There is great variation in plumage and in size for these two species. Therefore, […]

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