A medium-sized North American hawk (Accipiter cooperii) that has rounded wings and a rusty breast and preys chiefly on small birds and mammals.
A medium-sized hawk (Accipiter cooperii) with a long, rounded tail and short, rounded wings.
Origin of cooper-s-hawk
- After William Cooper (1797–1864), American ornithologist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after William Cooper.