Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk


Parabuteo unicinctus

The Harris Hawk is native to the USA and parts of South America and can be found in dry bushland, semi-desert and woodland.

As carnivores (meat eaters), their diet consists of small mammals like rats and mice, birds, lizards and carrion (dead animals).

This species live in family groups called ‘casts’ which is unusual for birds of prey.  There is a strict hierarchy in these casts, of which females are dominant.  they also hunt in family groups and are known as the ‘Wolves of the Sky’ due to their pack like behaviour.

Lifespan – 25 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern


Posted on

October 12, 2014