Breeds in open woods
throughout most of the United States and southern Canada,
except Florida peninsula and northern Great Plains states.
Winters throughout the United States except for the
northern Great Plains.
||10-14 ounces (m)
17-24 ounces (f)
Deciduous or mixed woods.
Mainly small birds; occasionally small mammals
such as mice.
Series of four broad bands on tail. Aggressive
avian predators, often found near bird feeders. High-strung,
and require special care in rehabilitation. Extremely
quick and maneuverable birds, out-flying their prey. Female
is substantially bigger than the male. Both sexes of Cooper's
are bigger than their similar cousin, the Sharp-shinned