Help Identifying this Bird

by Chris G
(Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada)

This type of bird attacked and killed a Dove before my very eyes, just wondering what type of bird this is, I see it quite often.

I live in North Richmond Hill, between two lakes, Bond Lake and Lake Wilcox.

Photos were taken in September of 2016 in my neighborhood.

Thank you all for writing to tell us about your mystery raptor, I will post this on our Facebook page so that our Facebook followers can also read it and perhaps someone will be able to identify it.


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Help Identifying this Bird
by: Alexis

Yep that's a Coopers Hawk.

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Type pf bird
by: Anonymous

The tail looks like a blue jay but it looks huge. They do attack and eat smaller birds.

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Hawk ID
by: funbirder

What you had there was member of th Accipiter family, specifically a Cooper's Hawk

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