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Male Harris hawks are 35% larger then the females. The Harris hawk ranges in size from 46 to 76 cm (18 to 30 in) and generally have a wingspan of about 1.1 m (3.6 ft) They have dark brown plumage with chestnut shoulders, wing linings, and thighs,and white on the tip of their tails, yellow legs and a yellow cere.
This Harris Hawk was part of a show to educate the public about Raptors of all kinds.
The Harris Hawk is a very social bird. The Harris Hawk will actually hunt in groups while most other raptors hunt solo. Note this is a falconers bird and was being used to teach and educate the public about the need for raptors in our eco system.