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?

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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
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by: Cheri

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