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Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii

The Cooper’s Hawk is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent.  Its breeding range extends from southern Canada, throughout most of the United States to northern Mexico.  Birds from most of the Canadian and northern United States area migrate south in the winter as far as Panama.

In Florida, this species is a rare to uncommon year-round resident.  It is distributed over the northern two-thirds of the state, south to Highlands County.  They usually breed during the May-July time frame.