Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperii

ML25167


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Harriette Barker
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Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua National Monument; Cave Creek Canyon
Cochise, Arizona, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 31.8935, -109.1669 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: (Breeding Status: Territorial paired. Gen. Climate: Arid. Cover Density: Medium.) Refer to RRN (80)124 for an explanation of the confrontation between the Cooper's hawk and Red-shafted Flicker. I think it was a female lhawk and when she flew off from the Flicker tree, I followed her to where she perched about 50 m. from her nest. The male hawk helps provide the food, but it is the female who brings the prey to the young in the nest. The calls that are recorded are to direct the male to where she is waiting for "breakfast." Although I stayed around a half hour, the male did not come to the female. By then she moved away. [Note: On this cut the interaction between the Cooper's Hawk and the Flicker is continued without a break from LNS catalog #25166, Colaptes auratus cut #44.]. Same subject(s) as LNS 25166. Other Behaviors: Mate. Habitat: Evergreen Forest, Deciduous Forest, Creek, Riparian.

Background Species

Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus

Technical Information

Recorder
SUPERSCOPE C-105
Microphone
Dan Gibson P650
Accessories
Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)

Archival Information

Cataloged
30 Oct 2001 by Annette Nadeau
Digitized
3 Oct 2006 by Martha Fischer
Edited
9 Apr 1985 by Gregory Budney

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