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.
Dry bush country, desert, canyons and scrub land
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.
Around the world:
United Kingdom, Europe, North America, South America