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A North American bird of prey resembling but smaller than the goshawk.
- ‘I looked below the feeding area and up flew a young Cooper's hawk with a house sparrow in its talons.’
- ‘For my birthday she gave me an awesome photo of a Cooper's hawk diving off its perch.’
- ‘Colbert added his most exciting find so far has been a Cooper's hawk he spotted last spring.’
- ‘A Cooper's hawk forced down a couple of black ducks crossing the marsh, but then passed over them - a practice attack maneuver.’
- ‘Occasionally, a Cooper's hawk streaks through the yard, creating quite a scare for both the birds and myself.’
Early 19th century: named after William Cooper (1798–1864), American naturalist.
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