Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii



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RNR thanks the Department of Biology and Personnel Development Committee at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Society for Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus for funding our long-term work on Cooper's Hawks, and especially D. Snyder and M. Hardin for their logistical support. KM would like to thank the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their support of her long-term exploration of urban Cooper's Hawks; and Brian Millsap for being her mentor and long-time collaborator. OEC would like to thank Keith Bildstein, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (HMS), for the opportunity to take part in raptor work in the United States and for his useful comments on this account, and Laurie Goodrich (HMS) for providing unpublished data on migrating Cooper's Hawks.

Peter Pyle contributed plumage and molt descriptions in the Appearance article and Michael Patten contributed text for the Systematics article for the current version of this account.

Recommended Citation

Rosenfield, R. N., K. K. Madden, J. Bielefeldt, and O. E. Curtis (2019). Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), version 3.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.