predatory bird

by Cheri

I live in Northeast Iowa. This bird is hunting small birds in the area (we have a prime spot as the neighbor feeds birds) I watched this bird eat a sparrow this morning. It's dark on the back with some white spots, and white/lt. brown striped on the breast. What kind of bird is this?

Comments for predatory bird

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 16, 2013
predatory bird NEW
by: holly

I think your right. After looking at several pics he looks like a coopers hawk. Their main diet is small birds. But he's an awesome bird.

Feb 15, 2013
update NEW
by: Cheri

After some research, I'm thinking this is a Coopers hawk.
Thoughts?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. long billed bird

    Aug 18, 18 02:14 PM

    This is a very long-billed bird that loves mealworms. He resembles a brown thrasher without the long tail feathers.

    Read More

  2. Thistle whizzle

    Aug 18, 18 02:13 PM

    We have been trying to attract thes little beauties fir years with a variety of fancy thistle seed. Gave up and let them have at the sunflowers in our

    Read More

  3. Dull-colored bug-eater with a yellow beak?!

    Aug 14, 18 05:25 PM

    Spotted in Southeastern PA on 8/13/2018. Sparrow-sized. Blackish-greyish legs. Bright yellow beak. White breast without markings. Brownish wings with white

    Read More