The Library of Congress hawk settled

In the main reading room of the Library of Congress in Washington hawk flew Cooper — medium-sized bird of prey that lives in the U.S. and Canada over the place. According to CCN, the bird got into the building a few days ago, but to drive it or catch so far failed.

When the hawk settled in the dome reading room, library representatives, concerned about the appearance of an unusual visitor to the place called experts on catching birds of prey. The experts found inside the dome traps and hope that the bird will get. When the birds are caught, she was released back into the wild.

What eats a hawk in the library, not reported. It is known that the bird is not uncomfortable for the visitors. Researchers are on duty next to the library in case you fall into the trap of a hawk or starts to behave aggressively.

Cooper's hawks — not too large bird with a body length of 35 to 50 centimeters. Wingspan predator — 75-95 centimeters. Cooper's hawks eat partridges, blackbirds, starlings, chipmunks and squirrels, occasionally eat reptiles and amphibians. Cooper's hawks are very fast birds — they can reach speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Usually live in mixed forests and try to avoid open spaces.

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