Harris Hawk

Genus and Species: Parabuteo unicinctus

The Harris hawk is a large bird, which weighs around 710g to 1,020g, and is 46cm to 76cm long. Harris Hawks have dark brown plumage, with chestnut brown shoulders, thighs, and wing linings. There is a white bar along the tips of the tail feathers, used for communication. The legs are long, un-feathered, and yellow in colour.

Native Habitat:
Dry bush country, desert, canyons and scrub land

Fun fact:
It’s English name, Harris’s Hawk was given by John James Audubon in honour of his friend, ornithological companion and financial supporter, Edward Harris.

Conservation status:
Not Endangered

Around the world:
United Kingdom, Europe, North America, South America