Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii
Cooper's Hawk specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

An uncommon species with partly different populations here in summer and winter. Resident birds nest from mid-April to late July. Birds breeding farther north are transient from March to May and September to November. Individuals from both populations may winter here. Found throughout the year in deciduous and pine forests and wood margins. The female is larger than the male.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is an adult; the bird on the right is a juvenile.