|Classification(s) :||Predator, Prey|
|Cat Name :||Hawk|
|Common Name :||Cooper's Hawk|
|Scientific Name :||Accipiter cooperii|
|Other Name(s) :|
|Physical Description :||
A medium sized hawk with a long rounded tail and feathers of a dark gray or gray brown on the back. It’s underside is generally reddish and barred with white.
|Physical Statistics :||
Length: 15-20 Inches (39-50 Centimeters)
Compact and agile, this bird hunts small birds and mammals in the undergrowth of forests and patches of trees.
|Social Organization :||
Generally solitary, but occasionally pairs.
|Approval Level :||None; Attacks on very small forest dwelling cats would not be uncommon during the spring and summer months.|
|Kill Difficulty :||High;
While small, they possess talons that have the potential to maim or kill.
|Training Level :||Specialty - Raptor;
They must be attacks when they swoop down, as they rarely roost low enough to be within reach.
|Hunting Tactic :||Small Raptors|
|Food Quality :||High; A good amount of rich, nutritious meat.|
|Danger Level :||Medium (Kits and small apprentices are vulnerable);
Cooper’s Hawks will strike against a cat they see as easy prey.