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Cooper's hawk

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noun
a North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-gray back and a rusty breast.
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Origin of Cooper's hawk

1820–30, Americanism; named after William Cooper (died 1864), American ornithologist
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Cooper's hawk

noun
a small North American hawk, Accipiter cooperii, having a bluish-grey back and wings and a reddish-brown breast

Word Origin for Cooper's hawk

C19: named after William Cooper (died 1864), American naturalist
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