Harris' Hawk: Parabuteo unicinctus
Distribution and Habitat
Southwestern US and as far south as Argentina in preferred habitats.
Prefers rural farms, grasslands, dry scrub, and deserts, but has also been seen in patchy forests.
Reddish brown to rust colored feathers overall with white stripe at base and tip of tail.
Wingspan can reach up to four feet and they can weigh around 1.5 lbs.
Harris’ Hawks are very social birds who will work cooperatively to hunt for hares and other medium-sized prey.