Hawk family (Accipitridae)
A small hawk, about the size of a crow. Short rounded wings and long narrow tail. Bluish-gray back, light below with reddish-brown barring.
Nests in extensive forests. Nest is a platform of sticks, placed in a tree 10 to 70 feet above the ground. Eggs are pale blue-green with dark marks. Clutch size – 3 to 4 eggs.
Vocal during breeding season. Loud repeated “kek kek kek kek” given during alarm or during pair interaction.
The genus name Accipiter is from the Latin for “hawk.” The species cooperii was named in 1828 after ornithologist William C. Cooper.
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