The Big Squeeze
Unlike most hawks that kill with a bite from their beaks, Coops dispatch prey by squeezing it with their talons.
Fast and Furious
This forest flyer dive-bombs through branches to surprise unsuspecting birds.
Chip In for Safety
When a cardinal spots a predator, it warns other birds of the danger with a loud, piercing call: Chip! Chip! Chip!
Cardinals spend most of their time in tangles of brushy vegetation, where it’s hard for predators to penetrate.
And the Winner is…
Tearing through trees is risky business for a hawk. Nearly a quarter of all Coops break their own bones. This time, however, it’s the cardinal that gets broken.
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