Cooper's hawk

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Mostly found in wooded areas throughout the United States, Cooper's hawks are mid-sized predatory birds. They eat other smaller birds and have been known to forage for food in suburban areas at backyard bird feeders. Male Cooper's hawks are smaller than, and submissive to, the females.

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"Cooper's Hawk, March 1, 2013" by Andy Blacklegde is licensed under CC BY.