Cooper's hawk

Coo·​per's hawk | \ ˈkü-pərz- How to pronounce Cooper's hawk (audio) , ˈku̇- \

Definition of Cooper's hawk

: an American hawk (Accipiter cooperii) that is larger than the similarly colored sharp-shinned hawk and has a more rounded tail

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Cooper's hawk

First Known Use of Cooper's hawk

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cooper's hawk

William Cooper †1864 American naturalist

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“Cooper's hawk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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