Accipiters may be preyed on by a number of raptors (even other Accipiters) including Great Horned Owls, Red-tailed Hawks, Peregrin Falcon, Northern Goshawk and even Bald Eagle (according to BNA). Essentially if it's bigger and can catch you - it will eat you. I've come across a good sized red-tail that had become a meal for a great horned owl. Stephen Living Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries Wildlife Diversity Division Watchable Wildlife Biologist 3909 Airline Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23321 cell:757.409.2725 stephen.living@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >>> <LarryNTA@xxxxxxx> 1/10/2007 8:55 AM >>> I observed a dead accipiter along Massaponax Creek behind the Southpointe development in Fredericksburg yesterday. From its size believe it was a Cooper's. The head and part of the breast had been eaten. It had been stripped of most of its breast and tail feathers which where laying around the carcass. It was apparent that it had been fed on by an avian predator or scavenger. I was wondering if the literature contains references to predation on accipiters by other raptor species. Larry Kline Fredericksburg, VA You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.