Harris' Hawk

Harris' Hawk

Scientific Name

Parabuteo unicinctus

Range

Southwestern United States south to Chile, central Argentina, and Brazil

Habitats

Desert lowlands

What do they eat?

Carnivore; rabbits, ground squirrels, rodents

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Habitat loss, electrocution, rodenticide poisoning

Fun Facts
  • Easy to train and popular in falconry
  • Hawks with more than two members in their group have higher survival rates
  • They practice “stacking” behavior where they will stand on top of each other. This aids in hunting as well as provides shade to the birds lower on the stack