Cooper’s Hawk predation on Northwestern Crow

Martin K. McNicholl

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Abstract: A Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus) captured by a Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) appears to be the second documented record of predation by Cooper’s Hawks on this corvid species and the first in British Columbia. Other records of large prey of Cooper’s Hawks are reviewed.

Key words: Accipiter cooperii, Cooper’s Hawk, Corvus caurinus, Northwestern Crow, opportunistic predation, predation on large prey.

PDFicon McNicholl, M.K. 2012. Cooper’s Hawk predation on Northwestern Crow. British Columbia Birds 22:2-4.

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