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Harris Hawk or Harris' Hawk

Parabuteo unicinctus


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.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago


williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for the wonderful comments, SatyenM, SanjaySaklani, nexttogone, and
Sarala Jeevanthi. I am honored you would take the time to comment on my capture.

very nice

nexttogone 8 years ago

Nice series.

SanjaySaklani 9 years ago

WIllie that really wonderful piece of info along with a mesmerizing pictures
The Harris hawk or Harris's hawk is unique amongst the raptors for hunting in family groups.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Fantastic! Awesome! Superb! This is one of those spottings where compliments are not enough :-) Great Job Willie!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Team Brinez1 and Sumukha for the glowing comments.

Voddy 9 years ago

you have steller bird photographs, !!! :D you just got yourself another project noah follower!!!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Superb series willie..!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks Leanne, Mark, Nuwan, and SunnyJosef for the kind words and comments.

LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Wow! Fantastic shots of such a beautiful bird Willie :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Magnificent bird and good spotting Willie. Thanks.

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

fantastic series !

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Excellent photo and info. I love your shots.....

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Sep 12, 2012

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