Saturday, October 3, 2009

Learning About Cooper's Hawk

First we found this picture of it flying through the air.
Then we'll listen to its call. Here it is.
We learned that they give their call at mating, but not really other times.
People don't see them a lot.
They like to live in woodland habitats.
They live all over the United States and sometimes spend the winter in Mexico. That's when they're not breeding.
They mostly eat medium sized birds such as jays and robins. They also eat squirrels, chipmunks, and mice. They squeeeeeze the bird with their talons to kill it. They are often known to drown their prey by holding it under water until it stays still.
Their nests are 27 inches in diameter long, and 6-17 inches high. They build them in trees on flat ground. The male does most of the building.

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