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A Little About the Coopers Hawk

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18 posts
Sep 11, 2010
9:23 PM
Good Info Thanks
donnie james
1165 posts
Sep 12, 2010
2:22 PM
hay nick,
very good info that's an keeper
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231 posts
Sep 13, 2010
7:51 AM
They are also known as Chicken Hawks.

Dave - Hesperia, CA.

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Ty Coleman
883 posts
Sep 13, 2010
7:07 PM
We call them Blue Darters here in GA amongst other words.
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Last Edited by on Sep 13, 2010 7:08 PM
20 posts
Sep 13, 2010
7:36 PM
Dave, I've always heard A redtail called a chicken hawk
232 posts
Sep 13, 2010
8:07 PM
Check it Launch
Cooper Hawk
NAME DERIVATION: The scientific name comes from the Latin word accipere, meaning to take or seize and refers to a hawk or bird of prey, and from the Latinized name of the American zoologist William Cooper, for which the bird was named. The Cooper’s Hawk has also been called Chicken Hawk, Big Blue Darter, Hen Hawk, and Swift Hawk.

Red Tail Hawk: This hawk has been called Buzzard, Buzzard Hawk, Hen Hawk, Mouse Hawk, and Red Hawk.
Dave - Hesperia, CA.

(San Bernardino Mountain Spinners)
233 posts
Sep 13, 2010
8:09 PM
The Cooper’s Hawk can eat an amount of food equivalent to 12% of the bird’s body weight in one day. This is similar to a 120-pound person eating almost 14 pounds of food or 24 pounds of food if you weigh 200 pounds.

In the fall, the female Cooper’s Hawk migrates south before the male, but in the spring the male’s migration north precedes the female’s migration.

Dave - Hesperia, CA.

(San Bernardino Mountain Spinners)
21 posts
Sep 14, 2010
4:25 AM
Dave, thanks for the clarification. Strange to me in all my years L have never seen a coopers take a chicken. Have seen redtails take many.

2338 posts
Sep 14, 2010
4:36 AM
The cooper hawks that we should be concerned about is the Human Cooper Hawks that devastate a man's life work. Those human hawks are the thieves that break into a man's backyard in the darkness of the wee hours to steal irreplaceable lifetime of hard work. That is my take!!

Jay Alnimer

Last Edited by on Sep 14, 2010 4:36 AM
707 posts
Sep 14, 2010
5:08 AM
You are right Jay. But the good news is that the USFWS won't come after you for shooting the scumbag hawk. Just got to convince the local sheriff you felt endangered!
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Sound Rollers
405 posts
Sep 14, 2010
5:53 AM
Jay - I think that human hawk would be called owl since they hunt at night.


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