Cooper’s hawks, Accipiter cooperii, nest in trees in woodlands and forests, but often visit urban and suburban areas to hunt. They eat small birds, mourning doves and rock doves (pigeons) by catching them in the air. The bird above is a young bird (immature stage) that does not yet look like its parents, but it had just caught a dove on its own before the picture was snapped.
It was photographed near Posty Card‘s LEED Platinum Certified building at 1600 Olive Street, Kansas City, where Greenability shares space. In our efforts to help Kansas City live well by living green,Greenability will profile green features of the building and its surroundings.